Proving Liability in Personal Injury Cases
After a car accident or another type of accidental injury, you might have a strong feeling that someone else was to blame. However, you cannot simply give your word to the insurance company and expect them to believe you and pay your claim. Instead, you must provide evidence that proves liability for your injuries by a preponderance of the evidence, which means it is at least 51 percent likely that the party was liable.
In other cases, you might not know where to begin when it comes to liability. For example, in truck accidents, it can be difficult to tell what exactly caused the crash. In addition, multiple parties might be liable, and you might need to file multiple insurance claims.
Because determining and proving liability is an essential part of obtaining compensation for your losses, it is important to seek help from an experienced personal injury lawyer who has the resources to investigate your accident and accurately evaluate liability. There are many types of parties that might be liable for an accident and injuries, including individuals, companies, or even government agencies.
In addition, there are different types of evidence used to prove liability, such as:
- Eyewitness reports
- Police reports
- Company records
- Accident reconstruction experts
- Safety records
- Video footage
- Event data recorders on large vehicles
- Cell phone records
While evidence will differ in each case, the right lawyer will know the right evidence to gather and preserve to prove your injury claim.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Upland for Help Today
If you are injured in any type of accident, an Upland personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Brian Brandt is here to help. Contact us online or call 800.983.4467 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options as an injury victim.