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How is the Fault Determination Made in Your Accident Claim?

How is the Fault Determination Made in Your Accident Claim?

Posted on July 11, 2018

fault determinationYou’ve been involved in a life-changing accident and now you wonder where to turn when it comes to your case. A fault determination is extremely important when it comes to your case. Today we will walk you through how fault is determined on many levels.

How a Fault Determination is Made

At the scene of an accident, there are many things that should be considered. This is the first place where a determination of fault might be made or the process could start to push you in the right direction. Of course, something that you should do is to record facts for an appropriate person to investigate. If police were called to the scene of the accident, they will see this for themselves. If the other party is trying to pin fault on you at the scene, it might not be best to engage them but to simple exchange information until the next step in the process begins.

The insurance company in your case might work to determine fault as well. They will take statements from drivers and passengers as well as see what witnesses have to say about it. They will consider all rules of the road and determine if each one was followed to the best of the party’s abilities.

You might disagree with how fault has been determined either through the police report or by the insurance company, and you have options. This is not the end of the line for you and you might have evidence backing up this information. Let us help you from start to finish when it comes to your case and getting you the best results. We are waiting to hear from you at Silbowitz Garafola Silbowitz Schatz & Frederick.

 

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