Determining fault in a car accident is important in cases where there have been injuries or significant damage. In some cases, who is at fault is clear and straightforward, but at other times, it is less clear. In some situations, particularly in shared fault states like Wisconsin, both drivers can be at fault for the accident.
Regardless of how it appears to you, insurance companies will investigate to determine fault in the accident so they can determine which party will need to pay for damages.
Even in the most cut-and-dried situations, it is important to collect evidence to support a case. Evidence will help prove who is at fault and can be used to determine how much the insurance company will pay on the claim. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to deny claims or not pay the full claim amount. By providing evidence, you can help prevent this.
Evidence collection begins immediately after the accident. You will want to gather as much evidence as possible at the accident scene. If you are able to do so:
This is also the time to contact a car accident attorney. Your attorney will be able to investigate the accident, examine the evidence you collected, and collect their own to build your case. Attorneys can also obtain access to additional information that you may not have access to such as GPS data and cell phone records.
There are multiple criteria that must be met in order to actually obtain compensation from an insurer after a car accident. You will need to provide useful evidence, determine that one or more parties were negligent in their actions, and prove that those actions resulted in the accident. A car accident attorney from Eisenberg Law Offices can help you at every stage of this process. We help our clients with evidence collection, filing and managing insurance claims, negotiating with the insurance company, and can help file a civil lawsuit if your injuries are severe or the insurance payout is inadequate.
Learn about your options and how we can help you with your car accident case during a free consultation. Schedule by calling 608-256-8356 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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