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How to Prove Your Automobile Accident Case

You’ve been in an automobile accident, you’re hurt badly, the other driver was clearly at fault, but how do you prove it?

In some cases, it may be easy to prove.  There may be many witnesses who saw the accident or it may be easy to tell which driver was negligent based on the position of the vehicles. In other cases, determining who is at fault can be extremely complicated, and it will be more difficult to prove that the other driver was at fault.

Here are some sources to examine to help you make your case:

Did the other driver violate established traffic laws?

Establishing that the other driver violated certain Florida traffic laws, such as a traffic light or speed limit laws, will go a long way toward proving your case.

Does the police report contain helpful evidence?

Police make a written report of the accident that sometimes will clearly state an officer’s opinion that the other driver violated a certain traffic law and caused the accident. The report will also state whether the officer issued the other driver a citation.

Does your case involve a “common” mistake?

In certain types of accidents, a driver is presumed to be at fault because of the type of the accident. For example, if you get hit from behind in a rear-end collision, it is usually (but not always) the other driver’s fault because a basic road rule is that drivers must be able to stop safely when traffic is stopped ahead of them.

Can you hire a reconstruction expert?

This expert will conduct an in-depth collision analysis and reconstruction using physics and engineering to identify the collision causation and contributing factors. The expert will look at the vehicles, the role of the drivers, the roadway, and the environment to help you prove that the other driver was at fault.

Your skilled Jacksonville car accident lawyers can help you gather the evidence and expertly present your case in order to get you all of the compensation you deserve.