After a car accident in Houston where an injury occurred, it’s important to prove who is liable for the accident. The insurance company will be gathering and going through all evidence in order to make a decision on responsibility.
So how is this done? Through a few methods:
After responding to a car accident, the police is required to fill out a report on what occurred. In this report, there will be valuable information about the accident such as eyewitness reports, accounts from both you and the driver, and the officer’s own observations at the scene of the accident. For instance, the officer can decipher exactly how fast a car was going by the length of the skid marks made on the road.
It’s best to request a copy of the police report to make sure the information is accurate, especially if you plan to file a personal injury claim. If you do find an error in the report, you may get the error fixed if you show it to the police and explain why the fact is in error. In may be difficult to get a police report changed, but there are procedures in place to get a report amended.
Photos and detailed records of the accident scene, property damage, and your own injuries can help with proving fault. It’s essential that you get evidence of the accident. For example, if you were rear-ended, pictures of the rear of your vehicle will show that your injury came from the collision. And just like the skid marks the police had recorded, the amount of damage done to a vehicle can show who is ultimately responsible for the accident.
Medical records can also tell a lot about an accident. The severity of your injuries and how you got those injuries can tell a better story than witness testimony.
At de Lachica Law Firm, we always tell clients that it’s important not to say anything after an accident and never to admit fault. And just like if you were getting arrested for a crime, this is because anything you say can be used against you in a court of law. When you are giving your side of the story to the police, make sure you stick with the facts. You may also want to record any testimony that the other driver gives for your own information.
It’s also important to get the facts from an unbiased source, and that’s where witness testimony comes into play. If you can get an eyes witness account of what occurred after the accident, this can help your case.
Contact Our Houston Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you were in a car accident in Houston, it’s important to know who is at fault for your accident. The best way to do this is to gather as much information as possible and to hire an experienced Houston car accident lawyer to help you with your case. Don’t wait much longer. Contact de Lachica Law Firm, PLLC, today for a free consultation. Hablamos Espanol.