Determining Fault in a Car Accident Case

Determining who is at fault in a car accident is vital as the at fault party is liable to pay the injured victim compensation for the injuries and damages incurred as a result of the accident. Some cases are easy to determine the fault however, some are not.

If there is damage on the car’s passenger side, the other driver is at fault especially if the other car shows front-end damage. This happens when a driver pulls out of a driveway without looking or ran a red light. On the other hand, location of the damage on the vehicles can also provide proof of a rear-end collision. This can be seen if the back of one car is damaged along with the front of the other. Generally, the driver who hits another car from behind is at fault. Also, in a left turn accident, if there is damage on the front-end of one car and on the front-right side of the other, the car making the left turn is regarded at fault.

Other factors that are considered in determining fault in a car accident case are:

  • Steering wheel angles
  • Headlights
  • Anti-lock braking systems
  • Sudden acceleration
  • Point of impact
  • Use of lights
  • Turn signals
  • Cruise control
  • Witnesses verdict
  • Tire marks
  • Condition of the road surface

If you've been injured in a car accident, be sure to contact the trusted car accident attorneys from Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. As a family law practice, we believe that every client should be treated as one of our own family members. Therefore, we work hard to obtain the maximum compensation for each injured client. Having dealt with catastrophic injuries for many years, we are astute in strategizing a strong winning case for each client. Whether accommodating our client through a home or hospital visit, we will do everything to make sure that you receive the best possible legal representation available in the New York Metropolitan area. With our years of experience in handling accident cases, we will ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries and damages. Call 914-357-8911 or 718-619-4215 or email whc@cooper-law.com.

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