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What if the other driver denies responsibility?

On Behalf of | Jun 7, 2023 | Car Accidents |

When another driver leads you into an accident, you will need to be compensated for the damages you incur. And liability is crucial when filing a car accident claim. So, does the other driver denying responsibility affect your chances of approval?

Here is what you need to know.

Evidence is crucial

The court will use evidence to give orders. These include the evidence you collected at the scene, the police report and information gathered by your team if an accident reconstruction was done. Therefore, the other driver simply denying responsibility may not affect your case.

It’s expected for one to deny liability because they don’t want to compensate you. Besides, the driver knows that if they are at fault, their insurance company may increase their premiums.

Therefore, if you know they are at fault but they make it look like you are, do not get angry or try to prove your innocence. Instead, take photos of:

  • Your vehicle and theirs
  • Your injuries
  • The road (skid marks)
  • The surroundings (traffic signals, property damage and so on)

Evidence will provide adequate information on what happened, and, in turn, a judge can give the appropriate verdict.

Be prepared for a complicated case

Of course, it can be complicated when a driver and their insurance company deny liability and perhaps use tricks to prove you were at fault. Therefore, you should be ready for a challenging case.

In addition to gathering evidence, avoid discussing your case with others, posting about it on social media, talking to the other driver or their insurance company or accepting settlements without legal guidance.

A driver denying responsibility may make a car accident claim more difficult, but it’s possible to prove otherwise and receive fair compensation with legal help.