The Role of Evidence in Proving Fault in Car Accidents

The Role of Evidence in Proving Fault in Car Accidents

Florida follows a no-fault insurance system. Here, drivers must have Personal Injury Protection coverage (PIP) which is used to pay their bills up to the limit of the insurance if they are in an accident. With a no-fault system, accident-related expenses such as bodily injuries and property damages will be covered regardless of who is responsible for causing a crash. However, in catastrophic accidents where severe and permanent injuries are suffered, an injured driver can file a suit against another party’s insurance to recover their damages.

Filing a suit for maximum financial compensation may be appropriate in some situations. To be successful, the plaintiff or the individual who is filing the suit must have ample and robust evidence to prove the extent of their damages. Since legal actions can be complicated, having an attorney who knows where to find evidence and how to compile it to make the most persuasive case for the total amount of compensation is essential. 

If you were injured in a Florida car accident, a Tampa car accident attorney at Fulgencio Law can assist you with your suit.

Evidence is Critical When Proving Fault

The Role of Evidence in Proving Fault in Car AccidentsWhen it comes to figuring out who is responsible for paying for the financial losses of others in a car accident, it will take much more than just alleging another party is to blame. There are several different types of evidence that can be gathered and used to paint the picture of what actually happened in a car accident.

Forensic evidence can be compelling. A forensic accident reconstructionist can be used as an expert witness. This professional would be able to look at all of the physical evidence including skid marks, damage to vehicles, and debris from the crash to help them reconstruct how the accident happened.

In addition to physical marks that are left after an accident, technology can also add important details of a car accident. Electronic data recorders can uncover the brake usage, the speed a vehicle was traveling at the time of the crash, or the steering angle. Also, traffic cameras, dash cams, or other cameras from nearby homes or businesses may have captured video footage of what happened before, during, and after a crash.

Medical diagnosis and treatment plans, along with doctor’s notes about injuries, can also speak to how much physical bodily harm was suffered. The type of physical bodily harm and the location of injuries can also coincide with the destruction of vehicles after an accident.

Lastly, witnesses who may have seen the accident take place can add valuable insights about how it occurred.

When expert witnesses, eyewitnesses, physical evidence at the accident scene, medical professional diagnoses, and more are all used, a plaintiff has the potential to prove how badly they were hurt, what party is to blame for it, and how many financial losses were sustained.

Call Fulgencio Law Today

Car accidents can be complex. Unraveling the sequence of events that led to the accident and proving fault can only be done with ample evidence. Evidence can come in many forms. The strongest evidence is usually collected right after an accident, so if you were harmed in a Florida car accident do not delay in connecting with an attorney to get the legal process started.

Please call Fulgencio Law today at (813) 463-0123 to schedule a free consultation with a Tampa car accident attorney.

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