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Learn how to prove liability in a car crash case

A person who was involved in a car crash might choose to pursue compensation. One step in this process is determining who is liable for the accident. This is sometimes pretty easy, such as in a rear-end crash. Other times, such as multi-car accidents, the answer isn't so simple.

Liability for a car crash is crucial because you have to show that the person caused the accident and that the person was negligent. When you are trying to prove that a person is liable for the accident, you have several different pieces of evidence that might be at your disposal.

One important bit of evidence is the police report. You must alert the authorities if there is an accident involving injuries. The police will come out to the scene and write out a report. The contents of this report can show who the officer assigned liability.

Oftentimes, police reports can contain valuable information about the condition of the scene. The length of skid marks at the scene and the location of damage to each vehicle might help you to prove liability.

You can also turn to people who saw the accident for information that might help you to prove liability. This is especially true if there are witnesses who don't know you or have any interest in your case.

If you had the opportunity to take pictures of the crash scene, this might help you to prove liability. It can also help your case if you end up going to trial because you can show the jury what happened when the other vehicle crashed into you.

Source: FindLaw, "Car Accident Liability: Proving Fault in a Car Crash," accessed March 24, 2017

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