Evidence in a Car Accident Claim

Evidence in a Car Accident Claim

When you file a claim with another driver’s insurance to seek compensation for your losses from a car accident, the insurance company will not simply take your word for it that their policyholder caused the crash. Instead, injured claimants need to present evidence that the policyholder should be held liable for your accident and injuries.

The types of evidence needed to prove liability will vary from case to case. However, some common types of evidence presented include:

  • Witness statements – Often, there will be witnesses to the crash, whether they are occupants of an involved vehicle, bystanders, or occupants of nearby vehicles. These statements can help determine what happened and who should be responsible.
  • Video footage – These days, it seems we are being caught on video everywhere, and it is no different when you are in the car. There are surveillance cameras on many buildings and intersections, and other drivers might even catch a crash on their smartphones.
  • Accident reconstruction – Sometimes, it is necessary to use experts who can reconstruct an accident to give their opinion about what happened and who caused the crash.
  • Tickets or criminal convictions – If the police issued violations to another driver or placed them under arrest for a crime, a conviction of violating the law can be used as proof that they were automatically negligent, which means they should be liable for all of your injuries and losses.

Learn How a Car Accident Lawyer in South Atlanta Can Help

At the law office of Ben F. Windham, PC, we know what types of evidence best prove each individual car accident claim. If you suffered injuries in a crash, you should not hesitate to seek the legal representation you need to protect your rights. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 to have a South Atlanta car accident attorney assess your options.