Millions of Americans are victims of car accidents every year. Being involved in one can be pretty stressful and traumatic for you. In some cases, it so happens that you are unlawfully blamed for the accident, although it was not your fault in the slightest.
The at-fault driver might suddenly appear in front of you at an intersection, or their negligent actions are responsible for the accident. Even then, they might blame you for the accident. In this case, you need to sue the other driver’s insurance company to get the compensation you deserve for being injured or having your car damaged. Rubinstein Law Firm will help you fight against being wrongfully accused.
What can you consider to be a fault during an accident?
If you are trying to prove you were not responsible for the accident, you should consider the factors that will either work in your favor or against you. Make sure you have proof or were not involved in any of the negligent driving practices given below:
- Driving when you were texting or on a phone call, in some cases
- If you ran a stop sign or a red light
- If you did not obey the traffic rules
- If you switched lanes without using a turn signal
You can also use these scenarios to prove that the other driver was at fault.
Things you can do when you are blamed wrongfully
- Stay calm and do not make any rash decision
This is the first thing you should do when you are blamed; do not get aggressive. Do not lose your temper; it might be used against you. In some cases, it is just your words against theirs without having any witnesses, so do not give them a reason to blame you.
- Click images or capture videos of the accident scene.
You must take as many pictures and videos as possible to avoid being blamed. Any minute detail from the accident site might help you prove your case. Make sure you have photos from as many angles as possible and also of your injuries or the injuries of the passengers in your car.
- Try to get the contact information of the witnesses.
To avoid a situation wherein your word is the only thing to substantiate your argument, get the names and phone or telephone numbers of the bystanders that saw the accident.
- Consult an attorney
It is always tricky to strategize your argument when you do not have a professional on your side. There might be inconsistencies in your statements or information that might be used against you. So, get an attorney to help you win your case.