No Doubt Responsibility in California Auto Accidents
If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is important to understand that there are some auto accidents in which the other driver will be held responsible almost automatically. In these types of accidents, insurance companies will hardly ever attempt to dispute any claims made.
Auto Accidents Involving Rear end Collisions – If you have been in a car accident that was the result of an impact you received from the vehicle behind you, this accident will likely never be considered your fault, despite the reason for your stop. Generally, drivers are supposed to give themselves enough space in order to stop at a safe distance in the event that the traffic has immediately stopped ahead. If a driver is unable to stop at a safe distance from the vehicle in front of him or her, he or she is thereby not driving safely.
An appropriate method of demonstrating that the driver who hit your vehicle from behind was negligent is by submitting pictures of the damages of both vehicles. Undoubtedly, if your vehicle has rear-end damage and the other driver’s vehicle has front-end damage, it is apparent that the other driver was the negligent one.
While your claim that the driver behind you was the one at-fault for the accident, you are not going to always be cleared of any wrongdoing. You can be found to be partially or even completed at-fault if your case did not have working tail lights or your vehicle had other forms of malfunction.
Accidents Involving Left-Turns – A driver making a left turn will almost always be held accountable for a collision involving a driver coming from the other direction. While these types of accidents can commonly assign fault automatically, there are nonetheless exceptions. These exceptions are, however, difficult to prove. A few of these exceptions can be: The individual going straight was driving well above the posted speed limit, or the individual going straight ran a red light or other posted stop sign.
Obtaining Official Police Reports After Auto Accidents in Ontario
If you have been the victim of a car accident and are attempting to file a claim against the negligent driver, one of the most important resources you can utilize to support your claim is that of obtaining a police officer report. Calling a police officer to the location of the incident can be highly valuable when seeking restitution. Police officers responding to the accident will make notes about the incident and give a third person point of view of the events that transpired. Ask the officer for his or her name and ask how you can obtain a copy of the written accident report.
Note, however, that while written reports can be beneficial to your claim, these written reports are not always detailed. Accident reports filed by police officers can vary. At times, they can fail to detail important factors you believe were a direct contributor to the accident. Regardless the detail of the report, obtain a copy to strengthen your overall claim.
It is also important to understand that if you have made a call to report the accident, there may not be available police officers to attend to the accident. This can be especially true if the accident is not considered an emergency. Officers in the local area may be busy attending to other catastrophic events. If this was your case, there are other elements you can utilize to strengthen your claim.
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