The Logistics of Figuring Out Who’s at Fault in an AccidentTexas Legal News
What it Means to be “At Fault”
There are a lot of aspects that go into figuring out what happens after a vehicle accident. Injuries must be assessed, damages have to be recorded, investigations must be done, and finally, money must be paid, either through insurance or through personal accounts. After an accident, it’s important to figure out how your bills will be paid for, but it’s also important to know who will be paying for them.
Determining who will pay for an accident usually falls to the insurance companies. These companies will review all of the details and determine who is at fault for causing the accident. Sometimes, the person at-fault is only a single entity. Sometimes, it is multiple people. No matter who it is, though, that person and their insurance will be responsible for paying for the accident, which can be a big and expensive burden to bear. This process is important, and understanding how it works can help you the next time you are in a collision.
After you are injured in an accident and it is determined you are not at fault, contact a personal injury lawyer who can help you figure out what you can do next to ensure that your medical bills are paid.
How Insurance Determines Who is At Fault
Insurance companies look at multiple aspects and witnesses of an accident to determine who is at fault for the accident. These aspects and witnesses can include:
Physical damage: The physical damage left behind by a vehicle accident can tell an insurance company a lot about who is at fault. The way that paint transfers, the way that a bumper is caved in, the way that a door is scraped up; all of these pieces of evidence can point to how an accident occurred and it can help to prove who did or did not cause the accident. This is not always a foolproof way of proving innocence, but it is a good starting point.
Video recordings of the accident: Video recordings are the best way to prove how an accident happened, as they cannot lie. Video can be pulled from surveillance cameras, from a witness’ cell phone, or from a dash cam that someone owns. These videos will capture all that happened in the accident, and they will prove who is at fault for the accident.
Proof on the roadways: The marks left behind on roadways can also help to tell insurance companies what happened. Tire marks, debris left behind, and paint transfer are all pieces of evidence that can prove to an insurance company what happened when an accident occurred. These pieces of evidence may be small, but they can help piece together exactly what happened in the crash and help determine who may be at fault.
Vehicle Accident Lawyers in Texas
If you are injured in an accident for which you are found not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At the law offices of DeHoyos and Connolly, PLLC, we can help your case as it goes through the courts to make sure you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Call our office today to schedule an appointment at (832) 767-3568.