In some car accidents, such as rear-end accidents, left turn accidents, or drunk driving accidents, it is relatively simple to determine fault. In many other cases, such as if an auto part was defective, it is much more complex and difficult to say definitively who was responsible for the accident, and that's why you could benefit from having an experienced Colorado Springs car accident attorney to represent you and present a well-documented case to prove that you were not at fault.
Liability in a car accident is determined by a number of factors--if one driver was issued a citation at the time of the accident, such as for running a red light or for speeding, the chances are high that they will be assigned the majority of the responsibility for the accident. Witness accounts can also contribute considerably to the process, as they provide an outsider's perspective on what took place.
If you were involved in an accident in which you were not at fault, then try to get statements and contact information from bystanders who saw what happened. It will also be important that you carefully document what happened immediately after the accident: take pictures of damages and evidence such as skid marks, write a detailed report of the seconds leading up to the accident, as well as the accident itself, and make a note of it if the other driver says anything implicitly admitting fault, such as "I'm so sorry."
Proving liability can be a long and complex process, and your eligibility to receive compensation depends upon successfully establishing this point. Our state operates under a 50% Proportional Comparative Fault system, which means that you will have difficulties recovering damages if you are found to be 50% or more responsible for the accident. Don't risk missing out on getting the compensation you deserve by failing to have a skilled attorney on your side. With over 15 years of experience, Ted Bills is familiar with state and local law, and he knows what it will take to prove liability in a car accident.
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