How Do I Legally Prove Who Is At Fault in a Car Accident?
Virginia accident law hinges on contributory negligence. This means that if you are considered even 1% responsible for your car accident, you cannot collect any amount of compensation for your injuries. This makes the issue of proving fault all the more essential. The opposing party and their insurance company will do everything in their power to lay at least a small portion of the blame on you.
In order to avoid this, you must be prepared to prove the other party’s total fault. Giving your own account of the accident is often not enough. By providing hard evidence (such as photographs) and testimonies from objective witnesses (including mechanics), you can help establish a strong case. Some intersections are equipped with cameras that capture a steady feed. You may be able to obtain the footage from one of these cameras in order to further establish what happened at the time of the accident.
All of this can be terribly difficult to piece together without an attorney – especially if you are struggling to recover from your injuries. This is where we come in. Our experienced Norfolk personal injury lawyers at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers know exactly what it takes to prove fault in a Virginia car accident. We can help you investigate your accident and pursue the full measure of compensation you deserve.
If you have been seriously injured in a Virginia Beach car accident, please call us at (757) 333-3333 or email Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free case evaluation with John Cooper or Jim Hurley.