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What you can use to prove liability after a car accident

Getting into a car accident is a terrible experience, no matter how severe or minor the wreck in question may be. Even a small fender-bender can ruin your day, or even inflict a painful injury. So when you are involved in a car accident, it is only natural that you are going to consider the legal implications of the wreck.

If you are considering a personal injury lawsuit, then you need to be able to prove your case in the wake of a car accident. So how do you do that? Well, there are a number of options at your disposal, and maybe the most obvious is the laws that apply in your state.

Depending on how the other driver (or drivers) involved in your crash acted or behaved, they could be deemed negligent or reckless in the crash. That would help you in any personal injury lawsuit that you file. Also, depending on specific statutes or laws in your state, you may have a case against the other drivers in your case.

The police report is also a crucial bit of evidence for you. Now, granted, the police don't respond to every car accident. But, if they did respond to your accident, the report could contain important details about your crash that support your case.

Another thing to remember is that if you are rear-ended by someone else, it is almost certainly not your fault. The driver of a vehicle that is approaching another car is obliged to keep a safe distance between themselves and the car in front of them.

Source: FindLaw, "Car Accident Liability: Proving Fault in a Car Crash," Accessed Jan. 4, 2015

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