How Do I Prove Fault for a Car Accident: 5 Essential Pieces of EvidenceFebruary 25, 2020
The evidence that’s usually crucial for proving fault for a crash can include:
- The police report
- Accident scene pictures
- Witness statements
- Chemical tests or cellphone records
- Other evidence
Here’s why this evidence matter.
Car Accident Police Reports
The car accident police report is full of important details that help prove the causes and fault for a crash. That’s because these reports can shed light on factors like whether any of the involved parties:
- Were impaired at the time of the crash (and, if so, the results of blood tests or breathalyzers)
- Admitted fault for the crash immediately afterward
- Were charged with a crime, like drunk driving or reckless driving
Accident Scene Pictures
These photos can serve many essential purposes, like showing:
- The weather conditions at the time of the crash
- The damage to the vehicles and surrounding features
- Tire tread marks on the road—or a lack of them, which could speak to whether or not drivers tried to hit the brakes before the crash
- Potential witnesses to the crash
- And much more!
Witnesses can fill in the blanks about what happened before, during, and/or after the accident. In some cases, they may be able to back up victims’ version of events. In others, witnesses can also provide new information to strengthen a case.
Chemical Tests or Cellphone Records
Chemical tests and/or cellphone records can be immensely helpful in proving drunk and/or distracted driving. These are two common forms of driver impairment that common cause crashes—and these records can go a long way to proving intoxication or distraction at the time of the accident.
Depending on who’s involved in the crash, other helpful evidence can include (and is not limited to):
- Debris from the crash
- Surveillance camera footage
- Trucking company records
- Parking lot maintenance records
The best way to know which evidence is essential to your case—and to get experienced help compiling and presenting that evidence—is by contacting the Amaro Law Firm.
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