How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

The moments after a car accident can be highly stressful, as injuries often occur after the most serious accidents. These can bring problems of their own, such as medical bills and time away from work. 

If you’ve made it to this page, you might be considering filing a car accident claim in order to recover a personal injury settlement. But how can you prove the other party is responsible?

Read on to determine how fault is determined in a car accident, and don’t forget to reach out to an experienced car accident attorney with Zachar Law Firm, P.C. for help with your claim. 

Understanding Fault After a Car Accident

Every state around the country has different laws relating to insurance claims and car accidents. In a small handful of states, known as no-fault states, injured victims after a car accident turn to their own insurance to get compensated for their medical bills, property damages, and lost income first. 

The majority of states, however, operate as fault states—meaning that the person or entity responsible for causing your accident can also be on the hook for your losses. 

In Arizona, for example, when someone else causes your accident through their own carelessness, you can file a claim with their insurance company in order to receive a settlement package with compensation for your various economic and non-economic damages, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Other emotional damages

The problem is that insurance companies make money by paying you and your loved ones the least amount possible.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Proves Fault 

The moment an accident is reported (or shortly thereafter), the insurance company mobilizes an army of attorneys and insurance adjusters, all working to settle your case for the least amount possible—or better yet, deny your right to compensation completely. 

Fortunately, there is a solution. By working with an experienced car accident lawyer, you can build the best case possible in order to maximize the amount of your car accident settlement money. 

Some examples of the forms of evidence that car accident lawyers use to prove fault in your case include:

By building the strongest case possible, your car accident attorney can negotiate for a fair settlement out of court. Other times, however, taking the step of filing a lawsuit becomes necessary, and your lawyer will use the same evidence to convince a jury of the other party’s fault.  

In either scenario, you want the help of a legal advocate with the experience and resources to secure the compensation you deserve. 

Reach Out to a Car Accident Attorney Now

Injured in a car accident? Don’t let the insurance company dictate terms. An experienced attorney with Zachar Law Firm, P.C. can prove the other party’s fault and help you recover a maximum settlement. 

Call us at 602-494-4800 or fill out the form on our website to learn more. 

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