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Proving Liability for a Car Accident in Detroit

Oftentimes one of the most difficult things to deal with after a car collision is determining liability. The insurance company for the other driver will want to peg the fault on you so that they do not have to pay out restitution. Your insurance provider may work to get you some compensation, but even they do not necessarily have your best interests in mind. It is wise to consult with a Detroit car accident lawyer before even talking with insurance companies, as they can sometimes twist your account of the accident take what you say, using it against you. Ultimately they do not want to have to pay out anything at all, which is unacceptable. By proving that the other vehicle, pedestrian or bicyclist is to blame for the collision, you can hopefully walk away with the financial restitution you deserve.

Fault is decided upon by looking at a number of different factors. First, insurance providers will typically look at any police reports taken at the scene of the accident. These can be extremely helpful in proving the other person's liability, especially if the police recorded any illegal activity that they had clearly committed. If the driver was driving under the influence, speeding or driving recklessly, they most likely will be held accountable for any expenses caused by the accident. Looking into Michigan State traffic laws can also be beneficial to your overall case. If you find the appropriate law or code that may have been violated that relates to your specific situation, you can show this to either insurance provider as proof of illegal activity on the part of the other driver.

For accidents like rear-end collisions, these are almost always the fault of the driver in the back. Typically if a car is following another vehicle too closely, it can easily result in rear-end crash. In other instances, the driver may be texting and driving, talking on the phone, or driving recklessly and hit the car from not paying attention to their surroundings. In some more rare instances, the car in front can be at fault if they were breaking traffic laws in any way or were driving distracted. Accidents that occur when a left-hand turn is taking place are almost always the fault of the left-turn driver. They are supposed to wait for the cars that have the right of way that are driving straight through the intersection. The only way really that a left-hand turn driver in a collision can prove the other party liable is if they show that they were speeding, running a red light, driving under the influence or some other illegal action.

Speak with a Detroit car accident attorney from our firm if you have been the victim of a car accident. You should not have to pay for the damage that another negligent individual inflicted upon you or your loved ones. Making myself available 24/7 for my clients, it is my goal as a personal injury lawyer to provide each case with my personalized attention. No matter how complicated your case may appear, do not hesitate to fill out my free case evaluation form without delay. Your claim can expire if it sits too long. Honored by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell®, I am an AV® rated attorney, meaning that my dedication to ethical and professional legal services is evident. Named as a Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit by DBusiness for 2010, 2011 and 2013, it is an privilege to get to serve the people of Michigan and know that my work is helping those at a time when they need it most. Call my office today at (248) 538-2900!