You never expect to be hit by another vehicle on the road. But, when accidents do happen, finding out who was at fault will be crucial to determining who may be liable for compensating you for your losses (including your injuries).
Below, we’ll reveal some of the things that can assist in determinations of liability following a car accident. When you need specific answers about your options following a car accident, however, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Kingston car accident lawyer at Charles N. Rock, P.L.L.C.
What Can Help Establish Fault after a Car Wreck
The police report for the accident – If police respond to an accident scene, they will typically write a report for the accident, explaining when the incident occurred, what the scene was like upon their response, etc. These reports can also include details about whether an involved party was impaired (i.e., allegedly under the influence of alcohol), had broken any traffic laws (maybe by speeding), etc. Such details can help indicate who may have been primarily to blame for a collision.
- Photos – If there were any pictures taken of the aftermath of the accident, these too can be helpful in proving liability. This is because pictures can indicate the point of impact of a collision, and this can be crucial to establishing which driver may have been responsible. Photos can also be important to establishing the road and/or weather conditions on the day of the accident; these details may be important to proving liability in some cases.
- Witnesses’ accounts – What witnesses saw can also be pivotal to determining who was primarily at fault for a car wreck. When people are not sure whether there were witnesses (or may not have been able to collect witnesses’ names/contact info after the wreck for any reason), the police report can again come in handy, as it can contain this info.
- An additional investigation – Ultimately, establishing liability after car accidents is not always as easy as it may seem, especially in multiple-vehicle collisions. Given that proving fault is essential to obtaining compensation, it’s important that people consult with an experienced auto accident attorney at Charles N. Rock, P.L.L.C. to find out more about their rights and options.
Contact a Kingston Car Accident Lawyer at Charles N. Rock, P.L.L.C.
Have you or someone you love been injured in an auto collision that may have been caused by someone else’s negligence? If so, you can turn to Kingston Car Accident Lawyer Charles N. Rock for aggressive legal advocacy and effective help obtaining the compensation to which you may be entitled.
To find out more about your best options for moving forward, contact us today to schedule a free, no obligations initial consultation. You can set up this meeting by calling (845) 383–1170 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page. To ensure that you have the legal support you need now, Attorney Charles N. Rock can meet you at your home or a hospital when needed.
From our offices based in Kingston, New York, Charles N. Rock provides the highest quality legal services to clients throughout New York, including those in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, New Paltz, Hyde Park, Ellenville, Saugerties, Ulster County, Dutchess County, and Orange County.