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How To Prove Fault After You’ve Been Hurt In A Car Accident

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Getting injured in a car accident comes with a series of hardships, some of which may change your life for good. On top of the emotional and physical toll of an injury, you’ll likely be facing huge medical bills despite the fact that you may not have been at fault. It’s a difficult time, and the last thing you want to do is spend all of your time tirelessly fighting in court for the compensation you deserve.

Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

With the right personal injury attorney, however, you can prove fault in a car accident and receive damages for the pain and misfortune you’ve endured. An experienced personal injury lawyer, such as the team at Harris and Graves, will be able to navigate the nuances of your personal injury claim to get you the settlement you deserve. Read on for more information on proving fault after you’ve been hurt in a car accident. 

There are some types of car accidents that automatically fault the driver of the other car. These faults are determined due to the assumptions based on the damage sustained by each car or the traffic laws disobeyed. While insurance companies will sometimes attempt arguing about fault in a specific one of these accidents, this is extremely rare, and the vast majority of the time the fault is assumed.

Rear-End Collision Faults

One type of accident with assumed fault is a rear-end collision. It’s pretty straightforward to prove fault in a car accident where one car is damaged in the rear, and the other is damaged in the front. If you are injured as the driver of the car in front, you are very unlikely to be found at fault, no matter what your reason for stopping was. There are some factors that may limit your compensation, though. The other driver may be able to prove some level of “comparative negligence” if you had been driving with one or both of your taillights out. An experienced personal injury lawyer will know which details to focus on in order to prove fault in a car accident in your favor so that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Left-Turn Accident Faults

Left-turn accidents are also instances where fault is generally automatically assumed. Drivers that collide with another driver while attempting to make a left turn are assumed to be at fault, except in some specific cases where they can prove the other driver was violating traffic laws. For instance, the other driver would have to be running a red light or speeding in order to be found at fault after a collision with a left-turn driver.

Contact Harris & Graves, P.A.

At Harris & Graves, P.A., we have over 25 years of experience working with clients making personal injury and workman’s compensation all throughout South Carolina. With several convenient offices in Greenville, Columbia, Rock Hill, Florence and Conway, we can help you out no matter where you’re located. If you’ve been injured and need help to prove fault after a car accident, contact us today so that we can get started helping you get the compensation you deserve.