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Auto Accident 1.15.2022

What Evidence Helps Prove Fault in Car Accident Cases?

 In Michigan there are over 9 million registered vehicle and traffic accidents happen daily, and some of these crashes result in legal action being taken by victims of car accidents. The negligence lawsuit requires that fault be proven to secure fair and full compensation after any type of car crash, and a skilled personal injury lawyer can help victims prove fault.

Evidence comes in many forms and finding the evidence to utilize for establishing fault in motor vehicle injury claims is critically important. The experienced personal injury auto accident lawyers know where to look and gather the evidence. The car accident evidence review starts with the official police reports to driver’s phone records, which can be used to build a solid case for financial compensation.

What Car accident evidence can help build a solid case

Our personal injury car accident lawyers specialize in car accident for over 27 years and we investigate car accidents, the types of evidence we gather may include:

  • Police accident report
  • Witness statements
  • At fault Driver medical records to show medical condition
  • Visual evidence such as photos and video of the crash scene
  • Photos of the vehicle damage
  • Admissions from the at fault defendant
  • Street or traffic camera surveillance footage at crash scene
  • Cell phone records if distracted driving is suspected
  • Debris or skid marks at the accident scene
  • Vehicle defect recall notices that indicate product liability
  • Electronic data recorder (EDR) readouts that show speed, braking, and other key factors
  • Social media posts/comments and pictures by the defendant about the accident
  • Testimony from expert witnesses such as crash reconstruction specialists

Bottom line is proving fault matters in Michigan accident cases. In order to seek any compensation in a Michigan auto accident, you must prove that the other party was mostly to blame. This is because the state follows laws of “comparative negligence” found in Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated section 600.2959. This means you cannot seek pain and suffering damages for injuries and losses if it is shown that you were more than 50% at fault for the accident. However, you can seek your economic/financial losses such as loss of income and medical bills even if you are as much as 99% at fault. Insurance adjusters almost always try to shift blame on victims, but your car accident attorney should be prepared with compelling evidence to refute such claims on your behalf.

Need Help In A Car Accident Claim?

At the Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, we have decades of successful experience representing car accident victims in Detroit, Warren, Dearborn, Livonia, Southfield, Sterling Heights, and Troy. If fault is disputed in your car accident, it pays to align yourself with highly-qualified personal injury lawyers. Call 866-HIRE-JOE today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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