Accused Of Causing A Crash?
What happens if you’ve been accused of causing an accident? Whether directly accused at the accident scene or in the days or weeks after it occurred? If you or a loved one have been accused of causing an accident, your number one question is how can you fight this. Well, don’t lose hope. There are ways you can clear your name of the accusations and possibly claim damages depending on your situation.
Alabama is an at-fault state when it comes to car accident insurance damage payouts. This means that the person who is found responsible for the accident must pay the other person’s damages. This also means that if a person is found even slightly at-fault then they will not be entitled to receive damages. Don’t let an accusation cause you headaches, stress, and an expensive aftermath.
If you’ve been accused of causing an accident you have a right to defend yourself. Contacting a knowledgeable and experienced attorney is your best bet at resolving these accusations. Warren Freeman has worked in both criminal defense and personal injury law throughout his entire legal career. His insights and expertise of the law has been recognized by countless people in Alabama. A car accident claim can get complicated, when you’re facing claims that you caused the accident you have to fight back. Contact us today to get started.
What can you do if you’ve been accused of causing a car accident?
The first thing anyone should tell you (except maybe the insurance company itself) is to never admit fault. You don’t know all the factors that might have contributed to an accident. Even if you believe you are partly to blame, admitting fault is not the way to go right away. These admissions could come back to haunt you.
Try to avoid speaking to an insurance adjuster until after the investigation has been completed and you have contacted an attorney. What you tell an insurance adjuster can be used against you. They’re looking out for their bottom line. Giving them statements might just cause you to get the blame of the accident put on you.
Dispute any fault-finding statements you know to be skewed. A fault-finding statement is created by the insurance company to determine fault. There are steps you can take to dispute this document. Ask for a copy of the police report from the scene. You can also ask for what witnesses were interviewed and what evidence was considered. This can help you (or your attorney) to determine whether there are faults in the fault-finding determination.
Contact Warren Freeman Today – North East Alabama Car Accident Lawyer
Going up against an insurance company by yourself, which deals with claims day in and day out, is not advisable. Being unrepresented during a dispute with these companies can lead to your case being dragged out and potentially being ruled against your favor. Learn more about Warren Freeman here.