If you are involved in a car accident, it can be a difficult and stressful situation. What is worse is if someone suggests that you are at fault for it when it wasn’t your fault. In this article we will look at how you can prove the other party was at fault.
There are a number of ways that you can get details down. Vehicles now regularly have on-board cameras, allowing situations to be filmed. Passengers can now film situations using their phones. However, the most basic items that you can use to help prove fault is a disposable camera, a notepad and a pen.
Why are these three items important? On a basic level, a notepad allows you to get number plates and other details down, including (and this is crucial) the number of passengers in the car. With a disposable camera you can show vehicle damage, show the people involved in the incident and other environmental circumstances (such as any hazards on the road).
The reason that it is better to use a disposable camera as opposed to a mobile phone camera is because it is easier to manipulate a digital image. While it may not be used as a defence, there is a possibility someone could argue this. It is also useful in the event of an inaccurate police report, as you can show that you have the correct information.
You may have noticed a particular emphasis on the number of passengers. The reason this is important is that some fraudsters have claimed more passengers in a vehicle than were actually involved in the incident. Having clear photo proof will make it easier to show that the actual number of people that were there.
This is also the case when it comes to the level of damage or injuries that were caused on the scene. Having physical evidence from a non-digital source will make it easier to prove what happened and that you were not at fault.
Know the rules
Another way to help with the case is to discuss the other party and how exactly that they were at fault. For example, if they didn’t give way, or drove through a red light and so forth then that is something they should be aware of. Being aware of the Highway Code and regulations. One of the most basic is that if someone hits the back of your car, if you can prove you drove enough distance away from them then you should not be considered at fault.
The best way to be sure whether or not you have a case is to discuss it with a qualified legal professional. Larcomes has both experienced legal representatives and the resources necessary to help them represent you in the strongest possible way, as well as the understanding that customer service is important, so that we can go over all the aspects of the case with you in a patient, and understandable way. To find out more or to discuss your legal situation in more detail please contact us today.