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How do you prove fault in a car accident?

In the aftermath of your recent car accident, you want to determine who bears fault so you can file an appropriate insurance claim. Unfortunately, determining who bears responsibility is not always quick and easy.

News 9 explores how to prove fault in auto accidents. See if you can put these insights to use.

Refrain from admitting fault

Hopefully, you did not admit fault to the other driver or your insurance provider after the accident. If you did not, continue keeping your lips sealed. Depending on the damage at the accident scene, you may have a police report that helps build a narrative of who bears responsibility for the incident.

Gather evidence

Besides the police report, use images that you took at the accident to build your case. It may be too late to take a few pictures of the other car, but you can still take plenty of images of the damage your vehicle sustained. Consider returning to the scene of the accident, if doing so is safe, to snap images of the road conditions at the time of the accident and surrounding traffic signs. Local businesses may have cameras that caught footage of the accident that you could use.

Know the law

Do some basic research on Mississippi’s traffic laws regarding determining fault. Mississippi is an “at-fault” state, so if you successfully prove that the other driver caused the accident, that person’s insurance covers your damages. A legal professional can help you understand the latest laws.

Time is of the essence in insurance and car accidents. Diligence and the right knowledge both help you prove your case.

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