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How can drivers prove who was at fault for an Indiana crash?

The state expects that those with a driver’s license will follow certain rules. They need to register and insure their vehicles. They need to follow traffic laws and maintain a driver’s license. If everyone made safety and compliance a top priority on the roads, car crashes would likely occur far less frequently than they currently do.

Unfortunately, not everyone makes safety through top priority while driving. People perform rolling stops at intersections and fail to use their turn signals to communicate with others in traffic. They exceed the speed limit and otherwise violate traffic statutes in ways that put others at risk. After crashes occur, people may fail to take the right steps, like checking on the others involved.

Those at fault are often eager to deny their responsibility or even to blame the other party for a wreck. How can someone prove that the other driver was the one who caused in Indiana collision?

They gather evidence at the scene

Depending on when and where a collision occurs, there may be multiple different types of evidence supporting someone’s claim the other driver was to blame. For example, there could be witnesses present or cameras that capture the collision. Security cameras, traffic cameras and even dashboard cameras can all provide footage either of the crash itself or the moments right before the collision occurred. Additionally, those who suspect distraction or impairment can notify the police of those concerns, and officers can potentially obtain people’s phone use records or perform chemical tests. All of that evidence can potentially help establish who is actually at fault for the wreck.

They cooperate with professionals

If the other driver lies about the situation or tries to intentionally hide evidence that would show they were at fault for the crash, the party not to blame for the crash may require outside help. Forensic specialists who help recreate collisions using physical models or specialized software could have a major influence on insurance claims or litigation related to a recent collision. The more evidence there is about the scene of the crash and the movement of the vehicles before the wreck, the more accurate and convincing a crash reconstruction will be.

Those who know they were not to blame for a crash sometimes face an uphill battle when the other driver does not want to take responsibility. Pushing for an accurate investigation outcome will be of the utmost importance for those who need compensation because of their collision-related injuries.