What happens during the moment of a
car accident is hard to recall, even for the drivers involved. Insurance adjusters
are going to need to know the truth of the incident, however, before they
start assigning liability and handing out settlement offers. If you are
worried that it could be hard for you to prove that you had the right
of way when your car accident, check out these three hints for some help.
No-doubt: When someone crashes into the back of your car – rear-ender, fender
bender, however you want to call it – or turns left in front of
you in an opposing lane, it is almost 100% guaranteed that they will be
found liable to some extent. Just point to the damage on both of your
cars to piece together who was going where when the collision happened.
However, even if there is no doubt that they are liable in some way, they
might not be found completely liable. You should still work with an attorney
to bolster your chances.
Official statements: Eyewitness testimonies are great for your case but people in uniform are
going to have their statements held above all the rest. Police reports,
statements from rescue crews, or even notes from paramedics are powerful
tools to use to your advantage. Most insurance adjusters will automatically
assume a party is liable if a law enforcement officer says they were breaking
a traffic law at the time of the crash.
Traffic laws: The writing is sometimes write on the wall, or at least right on the web.
Access local and state government sites to see traffic laws that apply
to your town or county. In particular, pinpoint a page on right-of-way
or street markings and research to your heart’s content. Better
yet, find a car accident attorney who will do this for you.
At Clawson & Clawson, LLP our Colorado Springs
personal injury attorneys can help you with all manners of car accident claims. From
collisions with bicyclists to
wrecks involving commercial trucks, we know the ups and downs, ins and outs of Colorado State driving laws
and litigation so we can prove that you had the right of way. Doing so
could secure you maximum compensation for your injuries.
Call us at (719) 602-5888 to schedule a
no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.