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What evidence do I need to prove negligence in a car accident?

On Behalf of | Jan 18, 2022 | Car Accidents |

A car accident can be a traumatizing experience. Depending on the severity of the impact, a car accident can leave you with serious injuries and property damage. If the accident was caused by a reckless road user, you may want to take legal action against the offender by filing a car accident lawsuit against them.

However, to win your lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve for your damages, you will need to prove your case. And this is where evidence comes in. You can only prove fault and win your claim if you put together enough evidence to show that the other party behaved carelessly or recklessly, and that their action caused the accident which resulted in your injuries and property damage.

Here are the kinds of evidence you can use to prove negligence in a car accident case.

Admission of responsibility

Sometimes, the at-fault party can own up for the accident. This admission can be in the form of direct admission to the accident victim or the law enforcement officer who is investigating the accident. If this admission is captured in the police report or overheard by another person, then it can be used as evidence during the trial.

Video evidence

One of the most powerful pieces of evidence that you can use to prove fault in a car accident case is the collision footage. If the judge or the jury can see the footage of the accident for themselves, then they can comfortably eliminate any uncertainties that may surround the accident. The video evidence can come from the dashboard camera or the surveillance camera at the scene of the accident.

A criminal conviction

Not every road accident would result in a ticket or an arrest and subsequent conviction. However, some do. If the other driver was convicted of a traffic offense following the accident, say driving under influence, then you can use the judgment to prove fault.

Proving fault in a car accident case can be difficult. However, with these pieces of evidence, you can establish negligence, win your case and get the compensation you deserve for your damages.

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