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What happens if the at-fault driver lies about the accident?

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2022 | Auto Accidents

Following a crash, the at-fault driver may resort to lies to protect themselves. They could do this to shift liability for the accident from themselves. They might misrepresent the facts of the accident by claiming that you were wholly or partially responsible.

How do you protect your injury claim when this happens? Here is what you need to do:

Countering false statements from the other driver

Credible and reliable evidence can counter their false claims:

  • Consistent statements from you regarding the crash can establish your credibility and go a long way toward convincing an insurance adjuster or court of your claims.
  • Use eyewitness statements or police reports recorded at the scene of the accident to support your statements.
  • Photos of the crash or footage from nearby surveillance cameras could go a long way in shedding light on what exactly transpired and who was actually at fault for the wreck.
  • In some cases, an accident reconstruction expert may be brought in to help determine the events leading to the accident. They rely on preliminary evidence from the crash, such as skid marks or debris, to recreate the accident.

Protecting your claim after a wreck

If the other driver is not forthcoming with the truth, you need to know the legal solutions available when pursuing compensation for your damages. 

Since everything depends on how you handle your claim, you may need to seek help with the necessary investigations and build a credible case that will ensure a desirable conclusion.