In every personal injury case involving a car accident, proving fault is a necessity. After all, in order for someone to be held liable for causing an accident, there must be some form of proof showing that a driver failed to use reasonable care while behind the wheel. Naturally, there may be some cases where actual admissions may be hard to come by. Nevertheless, there are other forms of evidence that may help prove the case regardless of the statements made by the parties.
This post will focus on helpful pieces of evidence in auto accident cases.
Traffic citations – Evidence showing that a driver was convicted a traffic violation could help because it can serve as evidence that a driver failed to use reasonable care, and that it was the proximate cause of the accident that led to the injury.
Police reports – Indeed the police may cite a driver who caused an accident, but a law enforcement officer will also create a report that memorializes what he or she saw at the scene. It is also possible that the report will have information detailing who may have been responsible, such as the presence of skid marks; as well as information about physical impairment by drugs or alcohol.
Damage to other vehicles – In some collisions, it may be very clear as to who is at fault. However, an investigation into the damage to other vehicles (especially in multi-car crashes) can help in finding who was at fault.
If you have questions about how these pieces of evidence, or any others, may work in a personal injury case, an experienced attorney can help.