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Determining Fault in a Car Accident

Determining Fault in a Car AccidentWhile many car accidents are caused by the obvious fault of one of the drivers, other cases are not so clear. In order to receive legal compensation for injuries suffered in an accident, the other driver must be found to be at fault for the accident.

Before any case can be made to recover financial compensation in an accident, legal liability must be determined. Typically, this fault can be determined due to someone's negligence, carelessness, or reckless behavior. However, if the evidence is not readily apparent and the other party does not admit fault, there are ways to prove the other driver's liability.

Police reports, first hand witness information, and your own personal accounts can help to determine fault in many cases. There are some cases where fault will be placed most of the time without the insurance companies even questioning. These "no-doubt liability" events include rear-end collisions and left-hand turns. It helps if you can determine any traffic violations that the other driver may have violated to back up your claim.

If you are having trouble determining legal liability for an accident in which you were injured, a car accident lawyer in Los Angeles can help to determine who was at fault in a car accident. An experienced attorney can help to determine if any traffic laws were violated or if the other driver was otherwise negligent, careless, or reckless, which will help you get the legal compensation you are entitled to receive.

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