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Determining Liability in a Car Accident

The steps you take immediately following a car accident will help determine the compensation you recover to pay for any medical bills and lost wages. Learn the measures you must take to protect your rights.

Proving Fault in a Car Accident

Florida is a “no-fault” state, which means that your car insurance company is responsible for paying the damages incurred in an accident. However, this does not always mean they will. Insurance companies are notorious for finding any excuse not to pay you the amount you deserve after a crash.

Showing that the other driver caused your accident and injuries, and that you were in no way, shape, or form responsible for the damages will help solidify your case with your insurance company that you should receive just compensation.

  • Contact the authorities. The responding officer will file a police report that describes how the accident occurred. Make sure that you receive a copy of the police report; this report will serve as evidence that bolsters your claim.

  • Seek medical attention. Make sure to seek medical attention for any and all injuries, even ones that seem minor. Keep records of all treatment received. This can be used as evidence that the accident caused you harm.

  • Take photos. Take photos of injuries and physical damage sustained at the scene.

  • Gather footage from nearby traffic cameras. Video evidence will be vital in proving your case to your insurance company.

The “no-fault” system does not always allow plaintiffs to seek compensation for pain and suffering, since drivers under this system are covered by “personal injury protection” or “PIP” insurance coverage. This is why it’s in your best interest to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who is well-versed in your state’s laws and can help you recover the maximum possible compensation.

Contact Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. today at (888) 499-6206 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you.