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Who is At Fault and Why it Matters


Collecting physical evidence from the scene of a collision is critical in helping to determine what percentage each party is at fault. Why does this matter? The amount awarded to an injured victim is directly determined by how much each person contributed to the accident.

An insurance adjuster can either deny or reduce a percentage of your claim if they can prove with physical evidence or by witness statements that you partially caused the collision. For example, if it is found that a person was texting while driving then they would be at fault for causing the collision.

Not every accident is straight forward with all the facts clearly laid out. In order for the victim to receive a settlement they will need to prove:

1. The other person was at fault.
2. An injury has been suffered.
3. The injuries have caused a loss of quality of life.

It is a huge undertaking to calculate an exact dollar value without knowing all of the facts that surround a case. That is why it is important for you to consult with an attorney who has experience in handling these types of cases.

The Cunnane Law Office has provided this content for informational purposes only.  You should refer your questions to a personal injury attorney.