What If The Car Accident Wasn’t My Fault?
Our Providence personal injury lawyer explains what to do
One of the most common questions our Providence car accident law firm gets after a crash is, “What should I do if I got into a car accident and it was not my fault?” That question might seem straightforward but the answers can often be much more complicated than many people expect. That’s why it’s important to talk to a Providence car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your crash.
Attorney Mark B. Morse of the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC can help you with your car accident claim. Our law firm understands the state and federal laws governing car accidents. We know what evidence to look for and how to transform that information into a strong legal case. You can count on us when it matters most.
How is fault determined after a car accident?
Police, insurance companies and others investigating your car accident rely on many different pieces of evidence to determine who was at fault in a car accident. This evidence can include:
- Your official Rhode Island car accident report filled out by the police
- Your statements (written or verbal) after your car accident
- The other’s driver’s description of your accident
- Eyewitness testimony
- Photographs of your accident
- Medical records associated with your accident
- Accident reconstruction reports
- Expert testimony
Our law firm has extensive experience dealing with all of this data. In many cases, we conduct our own independent investigation to determine exactly who was at fault in your car accident.
What happens when you are not at fault in an accident?
In theory, you should be fairly compensated for your car accident if another driver was clearly at fault. In most cases, it’s the at-fault driver’s insurance company that pays for your accident-related expenses, including medical bills, lost income, car repairs and more.
The reality is many at-fault car accidents turn out to be much more complicated for many different reasons. Some of the reasons why include:
- At-fault driver denies doing anything wrong
- At-fault driver claims you caused the collision
- At-fault driver’s insurance company makes you a lowball settlement offer
- At-fault driver’s insurance company denies your claim
We understand how frustrating and upsetting car accidents can be, especially when you know you didn’t do anything wrong. That’s why we want to help you demand the justice you deserve after your crash.
What to do after a car accident that’s not your fault
If you have been in car accident that’s not your fault, we strongly advise you to take the following steps after your crash:
- Call the police and ask them to respond to your car accident.
- Seek immediate medical attention, even if you feel fine after your accident.
- Get the other driver’s name, address, phone number and insurance information.
- Do not talk about your car accident with the other driver.
- Talk to witnesses if they saw your accident.
- Get the witness’ full name, address and phone number.
- Take pictures, if possible, of your car accident.
- Do not talk to the other driver’s car insurance company if they contact you.
- Tell your insurance company you have been in a car accident caused by another driver.
- Contact our law firm right away.
We can help you deal with all the legal issues that often come up after an at-fault car accident – from negotiating with the other driver’s insurance company to filing a car accident lawsuit on your behalf, if necessary.
Get the help you need from a lawyer for your car accident.
You have enough to worry about after your car accident. Make sure you get the medical care you need after your crash. Our Providence car accident lawyer can deal with all the red tape often associated with car accidents. Contact our law firm today for a confidential consultation with attorney Mark B. Morse. Call (401) 831-0555.