What If the Other Driver of a Car Accident Denies Liability?
If you were injured in a car accident and the other driver denies liability, you must prove their negligence caused the collision. You will need to do this when filing a claim against them or their insurance company. To establish liability, your evidence must prove the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care. You must also prove their failure to provide it led to your injuries and that your injuries have financial consequences.
Our personal injury team can help you meet this burden of proof. We will collect evidence, interview witnesses, and submit your insurance claim. We will also track your injuries and recovery and assign a financial value to your case. Our team members will negotiate on your behalf and file your potential lawsuit before the statute of limitations deadline runs out, and your right to compensation expires.
Evidence That Proves the Other Driver’s Negligence
According to an Insurance Information Institute (III) report, the median post-accident insurance claim in 2018 was $15,785 for injuries and an additional $3,841 for property damage. Whatever the cost of your car accident expenses, the driver who caused the accident should bear responsibility for covering them.
When we represent you, we ensure the at-fault driver’s refusal to accept responsibility for his actions and your state’s comparative fault do not prevent you from collecting compensation.
While your car accident report may not be enough to prove liability on its own, it can point our investigation in the right direction. It will tell us whether distractions, drugs, or alcohol played a role in the collision. It will also tell us:
- Key contact information
- Police-generated notes
- Police-generated photos
Your crash report will also tell us whether the other driver received collision-related tickets or citations and whether their behavior or their vehicle’s condition played a role in causing the accident.
The at-fault driver’s insurance company may give witness observations weight because of their perceived objectivity. Police officers who respond to the accident can obtain witness statements. At a minimum, police will capture contact information for witnesses, which will allow us to interview them, draw important details from their recollections, and preserve their statements in writing. We then present them as part of your evidence file to the at-fault driver or their insurance provider.
Photos and videos our investigation uncovers from smartphone, surveillance, and traffic cameras can also show how your accident happened. This visual proof can even capture details that someone’s memory might overlook.
We will not limit photographic evidence to the accident scene. We include pictures of all involved vehicles from various angles to ensure we accurately depict points of impact and damages that occurred. We also include pictures of your injuries.
Proving Liability Can Lead to Financial Compensation
When the driver whose actions caused your accident denies liability, their insurance company may do the same. That can either leave you with no way to recover compensation from the driver or mean you need to build an evidence file that compels the at-fault driver or their insurer to compensate you.
The evidence we collect for you can lead to the recovery of these damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future loss of income
- Vehicle damage or total loss
- Diminished vehicle value
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If a loved one did not survive the accident, we also help you file a wrongful death action to recover their funeral and burial expenses. You are also entitled to certain losses as well as pain and suffering for you and for your loved one.
The injured clients our law firm fights for are always our priority. Previous clients share the following:
- Evelyn Santos: It has been a positive and easy process from beginning to end… You can’t ask for a better team of individuals that care…about their clients and get the job done.
- Cheryl Madley: Thank you on behalf of my family for the service your law firm provided us… Thank you for your professional work.
- Ashley Jones: I was hit by another driver [and] immediately reached out to Distasio personal injury lawyers who provided outstanding help… I am grateful for their services.
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Call Distasio Law Firm Today For Your Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, our personal injury team can help if the other driver of a car accident denies liability.
You can learn more about how we could help you collect compensation after a crash. Call one of our Distasio Law Firm team members at (813) 259-0022 today for a free case consultation.