Proving The Injury Victim Was Not At-Fault
North Carolina is one of the few states that have a contributory negligence law. What this means is that if injury victims are found to be responsible for the accident — even 1 percent liable — then they are prohibited from recovering funds through the other person’s liability insurance.
As a result, insurers almost always try to prove that injury victims are at-fault. In both head-on and rear-end collisions, insurance adjusters routinely argue that the victim did not take sufficient evasive action to avoid the accident. Unfortunately, when there are no witnesses to testify about what happened, it can be difficult for individuals to prove what happened.
Working With Accident Reconstructionists To Prove Fault
At David & Associates, we know it’s our responsibility to help ensure accident victims receive the compensation they need. Serving in Wilmington and throughout the region, we work to prove exactly what happened during and before the accident. When liability is in question, we work with accident reconstructionists who can analyze the evidence and show how the accident occurred and who was at fault.
In some cases, evidence that may seem straightforward can be misleading. For example, with a rear-end accident case, it’s common for the damage to the front car’s bumper to be minimal, while the front of the at-fault car looks considerably worse. We know that insurance companies try to compare the damage of the two cars to prove negligence or to draw conclusions about the severity of the injuries suffered. It is important to analyze all the factors that can cause injuries to that specific person.
We work aggressively to prove the negligent driver was completely at fault, regardless of the state of his or her vehicle or the number of witnesses available.
We Have The Experience To Obtain The Results You Want
If you were injured in a head-on or rear-end collision, we can help ensure you are not held liable for the accident. Contact our firm to learn more about the service we provide. Free initial consultations can be arranged online or by calling 910-338-9490.