I Was Injured, But the Other Driver Is Accusing Me of Fault. What Do I Do?
Car accidents are often so sudden and unexpected it can be hard to determine who is at fault. However, in some cases, it’s quite easy to tell who broke the traffic laws. For example, if someone runs a red light and t-bones another car, the person who ran the red light would be liable for the accident and any injury it caused.
The problem happens when there are few witnesses to the crash apart from the drivers involved. No one wants to be liable for an accident, and people who are negligent about driving are unlikely to take responsibility after their error caused an injury. The kinds of people who can’t own up to their mistakes, or who don’t want their insurance costs to go up, will try to pin part or all of the blame on you, despite the fact that you might have been injured.
In cases like this, the best thing to do is to collect as much evidence as possible of the traffic collision and to call an attorney. An experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney will be used to accruing the evidence necessary to build a good case, including calling any witnesses, using character references, using your driving record, and calling on expert witnesses to testify on the physics of the accident itself.
Don’t try to reason with the individual outside of court. Someone trying to cover their own mistakes is unlikely to admit to them even after a logical discussion. Additionally, anything you say to them could be twisted by their attorney to make you look bad in court.
If you’ve been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, don’t pay for their mistakes. Talk to an experienced lawyer today. Scarlett Law Group has more than 25 years of legal experience to draw on when representing you in court or in negotiations. Our founding attorney, Randall H. Scarlett, is a highly rated advocate who has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® and Super Lawyers®, two rating companies who only honor the best of the best. Let us see what we can do for your case. Contact us at (415) 688-2176 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation today.