How Attorneys Determine Liability in Car Accident Cases

Car accidents may result in injuries that impact your quality of life and cause significant damage to your vehicle. Seeking compensation for your damages will help you recover financially from your accident. A car accident attorney will determine liability in your car accident case to help you receive maximum compensation.

Fault Laws in Tennessee

According to Tennessee’s fault laws, you must be less than 50% responsible for a car accident to receive compensation. If you are exactly or more than 50% responsible for an accident, you cannot recover damages. Our attorneys will review your collision to determine who is liable for the accident. If the other party is at fault and liable, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.

How Attorneys Determine Liability in Car Accident Cases

Determining liability is the first step in helping you determine compensation for your damages. Some car accident cases are relatively straightforward when it comes to determining liability, such as with drunk drivers, but many cases aren’t as obvious. There are multiple ways that an attorney from Reasonover Law will determine liability in a car accident case, including:

Reviewing Proof and Documentation

Attorneys often start by reviewing the proof and documentation from an accident. This includes photographs of the crash site, medical records, and eyewitness reports. We recommend collecting as much evidence as you can after an accident. Take pictures of all of the vehicles involved from multiple angles and seek medical attention promptly. This evidence can be instrumental in helping your lawyers determine who is liable for your accident.

Reading Police Reports

After making sure you are safe, we recommend calling the police immediately after the car crash occurs. The police can file a police report with details of the accident. These details can help your insurance company process your accident claim. The official record also helps your lawyer establish fault. 

Examining Traffic Laws

Your attorney can use evidence such as video footage or police reports to show that the other driver violated traffic laws. If the other driver was speeding, distracted, or running a red light, it could serve as evidence that they are liable for the accident. Our lawyers are educated on traffic laws and regulations and can use this knowledge to aid in your case.

Recreating the Accident Scene

In some cases, your lawyer might work with a car accident reconstruction expert to recreate your accident scene. These professionals can create a written report, drawn diagrams, or animated recreations of your accident. These demonstrations can be used to demonstrate liability to insurance companies or the judge and jury if your claim goes to court.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney 

Determining liability is the first step toward receiving compensation for your car accident. The team at Reasonover Law is focused on protecting your rights and helping you recover damages following your car accident. Let us handle the legal issues so you can focus on healing from your injuries. Contact a car accident attorney at Reasonover Law today to get a free case evaluation.