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Fault and liability after a Louisiana car accident

On Behalf of | Oct 12, 2017 | Car Accidents, Firm News |

One of the most critical components to determining if a car accident victim can recover their damages after a collision is establishing who was at fault. When a party can be proven to be the cause of a crash then they may be held liable for all of the losses that stem from their negligence or recklessness. This post will generally discuss ways of proving fault after a vehicle accident but readers are encouraged to speak with personal injury attorneys about the evidence they may need to provide for their particular cases.

First, a vehicle accident victim who is able to obtain a police report created after a collision may have strong evidence that demonstrates another party’s fault. These reports often outline conditions at the time of the crash and investigative notes regarding why the incident occurred. Police reports are not generated after every accident, though, and are therefore not available in all accident cases.

Second, victims of traffic collisions should be familiar with the Louisiana personal injury and traffic laws that apply to their cases. Often with the help of legal professionals, car accident victims are able to piece together the facts of their ordeals to support the elements of each legal claim they assert in their pleadings. Knowing the law can be a very important step in proving fault.

Finally, witnesses, video recordings and damage reports from vehicle repair centers may offer some light on how and why an accident happened. The types of proof mentioned in this post do not provide an exhaustive list of evidence that accident victims may use to prove liability in their cases but rather introduces the types of data victims may need to secure in order to prevail.