Monday, September 8, 2014

What do I do if I’m in an accident and the other party denies all liability?


Answer: First and foremost, if involved in an accident, make certain the investigating officer knows your version of events.

If there are witnesses, do your best to get their names and numbers before they leave the scene.

If you speak to the driver or passengers in the other vehicle(s), recall what is said.  Statements by parties at an accident scene are admissible in court.  

After an accident, you are likely to be contacted by insurance companies.  Be careful in your communications with them.  When insurance companies get involved, their main interest is protecting their money. 

They will seek information that they will use to assist them in protecting their money.  That may not be in your best interest, so you must be careful here.  

They are in the business---you are not.  Any statements made by you will form the foundation of the entire case.  Be careful.

If liability has not been determined, then it would strongly behoove you to seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. 

 An experienced injury attorney can guide you through the process, can step in to control the communication between you and the insurance companies.  If liability is disputed, likely you will need counsel to assist in the case.  


Get an experienced injury attorney involved early.  An early investigation may be crucial to the case---particularly when the facts are denied by the other driver.  

For more information you can visit us at http://zacharassociates.com to speak with an experience phoenix personal injury attorney. Get the facts. Stop guessing. Protect your rights.