What if the Other Driver Blames Me For an Accident?
Sometimes a car accident case will be "he said, she said." Both drivers say it was the other driver's fault. Perhaps there were no witnesses.
What do you do when this happens and you know it wasn't your fault? Our attorneys see these kinds of cases all the time and can help.
- First, your attorney needs to be experienced in cross-examination. Both drivers may have to offer testimony under oath at either a deposition or trial. The attorney can dig and ask tough questions to see if the other driver's story holds up.
- Next, the car accident attorney you hire should have experience investigating the physical evidence. The physical evidence can include damage to the car, injuries to the drivers, and even skid marks at the accident scene. The attorney might speak with medical experts or inspect police reports. Sometimes the physical evidence can prove the testimonies true or false.
- Lastly, your lawyer should know how to negotiate with the insurance companies. You want someone who can see through the lies and fight for you, no matter what the other driver says. Sometimes this back and forth is what it takes to lead to a settlement.
Our firm knows the car insurance companies so well that we offer a free book on how they work, including secrets they don't want you to know after an accident.
If you've been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault, don't let the other driver's version of the story intimidate you. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us to set up your free consultation.