How Do I Legally Prove Who is at Fault for a Car Accident?

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After a car accident, it may seem obvious to you who was at fault. Unfortunately, simply stating your opinion about the other driver’s liability is rarely enough for insurance companies. You must also be able to support your side of the story with evidence and documentation.


One of the most important pieces of evidence you can present to an insurance company is a police report. Contact the police and ask them to come to the scene of the accident to write up a report. If police resources are too slim for an officer to respond to the accident, you may have to file a walk-in report at the nearest police station.

Taking photographs is another good way to document the details of a car accident. Be sure to include vehicle damage, road conditions, and any other environmental factors that might have played a role in your accident. Pictures are valuable evidence in a personal injury claim.

Once a police report has been filed, investigators can use it as a starting point and a reference to conduct further inquiries about liability. If you were seriously injured in the car accident, it is important to have an experienced attorney perform a thorough investigation to collect specific evidence and determine who was at fault. Many different factors can contribute to a car accident, which may result in multiple defendants being identified.

Our Chattanooga personal injury lawyer Herbert Thornbury, Esq. has three decades of experience proving car accident claims on behalf of injured victims in Tennessee. If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident because of someone else’s neglect, please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.