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Proving Liability for an Accident

Bicycle accident

When you are injured in an accident, whether it was a car accident, a slip and fall or any other type of accident, it’s important to prove liability. Proving liability for an accident is essential when you are attempting to recover compensation for your injuries and other damages. In Las Vegas, Nevada and other areas of the United States, in order to do that, you will have to gather evidence.

Get the Other Driver’s Car Insurance and Contact Information

You will need the other driver’s car insurance and contact information so that you can contact the insurance company. Also get the individual’s license plate number, policy number and other pertinent information that can help prove liability in your case.

Eyewitnesses

Eyewitnesses are key in personal injury cases. If there were any witnesses at the scene who saw the accident, get their names and contact information. Eyewitnesses can testify on your behalf as to who was at fault in the accident and prove liability.

Police Reports

Police frequently respond to the scene of an accident to take an accident report. You are legally able to obtain a copy of the report after it has been filed. In the event that no officers came to the scene, you can still visit your local police precinct to make a report for investigators. After it is filed, you can get your own copy.

Photos

Using your smartphone to take photos of the accident immediately after it happens is wise. The pictures can show the liability of the individual at fault for the accident, especially if you focus on skid marks and damages to the vehicles.

Weather Report

Sometimes, an accident occurs because of bad weather, such as a heavy rainstorm and slick roads. If the other driver was traveling at too high a speed in such conditions, for example, it can prove liability for the accident.

These are some of the ways you can prove liability for an accident. Talk with your personal injury attorney for even more information on how best to proceed with your case and proving liability.