Determining fault following a car accident can be difficult.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
An SUV and a truck collided on Interstate 485 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The SUV overturned and one person suffered potentially life-threatening injuries. The accident backed traffic up for several miles while crews worked to clear the scene, reported WCNC.
“Now it is important to prove who was at fault in the accident,” said Herb Auger, founding partner of Auger & Auger, a leading personal injury law firm based in Charlotte.
Photos of the accident on WCNC’s website showed the SUV lying on its side on the median of the interstate.
Which driver was at fault for the accident was unreported?
“Determining fault following a car accident can be difficult,” said Auger. “It is important because whoever is determined to be at fault is the person who may find themselves a defendant in a lawsuit.”
An auto accident lawyer can help gather essential facts and evidence that may show which driver was negligent or reckless. The lawyer can also help establish that that the recklessness caused the accident. Not only will this information be important in court, it will also be important to insurance companies.
After an auto accident, victims may also find that the insurance company of the driver who hit their car is doing what it can to avoid paying a fair amount for the accident damages. An experienced auto accident lawyer can help a victim of an accident make sure he or she gets the maximum compensation deserved.
“To be compensated for loss in an auto accident, fault must be proven, and to prove fault, evidence is needed,” said Auger.
Experienced auto accident lawyers will seek credible support for a client’s claim. Some places they may look include:
Police Reports: Police at the scene of an auto accident likely filed a report. It is also possible that a driver, passenger or someone else involved in the accident filed a police report. The report should contain the officer's point of view on the accident and who was at fault.
Traffic Laws: State traffic laws regulate driving. A lawyer will know which laws apply to an accident, such as right of way laws and speed limits.
Specific Situations: There are a few situations in which the other driver will be found at fault in the majority of cases. These situations include rear-end collisions and left turn accidents.
Victims of auto accidents may sue a negligent driver in civil court, allowing them to recover compensation. Compensation for damages may include lost wages, medical expenses and a number of other additional damages.
The auto accident attorneys at Auger & Auger in North Carolina have helped many people obtain the compensation they deserve following auto accidents in North Carolina. Contact Auger & Auger at 704-364-3361.
About Auger & Auger:
Auger & Auger is a premier North Carolina personal injury law firm dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury. The lawyers at Auger & Auger strive for excellence in the service and representation of all clients. The firm’s lawyers meet with each individual and personalize services to ease the journey through what can be a confusing and difficult time. Auger & Auger attorneys offer free initial consultations to North Carolina personal injury victims.
Auger & Auger has offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.augerlaw.com or call 704.315.2589.