How to Win It?
A situation which sometimes comes up in a car accident is a case of he said/she said.
In a he said/she said car accident case, the other driver will try to claim that the accident was your fault even when you strongly believe they are responsible for what happened. According to the attorneys at Preszler Law, until the proper liability can be determined, this will remain an unresolved situation.
To discover who is truly held liable, a few things need to be looked at.
There are a few factors which can affect a driver’s credibility. These are the following:
• Information staying consistent with other evidence.
• The driver’s tone and temperament.
• Stories which deviate or change from the original stated information.
If any of these are noticed and identified, the driver’s credibility will be weakened.
Obtaining witness statements after a car accident can prove to be vitally important to support your case. Any other drivers or pedestrians that had witnessed the accident can be sought for statements. The important distinction to make here is that these should not be witnesses you know in any way or can be connected to you. This is because those statements may be biased and not hold much weight in your case.
When you do find a credible witness of the accident, take down their names and contact information. Get their perspective of the accident as clear and accurate of a way as possible. These statements may be what helps you win your case.
A police report holds the most weight out of any statements from any party. When speaking to a police officer to state the events as they transpired, make sure to provide clear and concise statements. If there is anything you can divulge to a police officer concerning the accident that shows the other driver being at fault, you should state it.
As soon as you are able to, take photographs of the scene of the accident. Taking them on your phone will suffice. Make sure to capture every angle you can to provide a 360-degree view of the accident. Take photo-taking a step further by walking down the street from the direction the other driver came from. Identify and photograph any traffic signs, skid marks, and debris.
In the event that you do not have the ability to take photos, come back to the scene as soon as possible and take some. If your car was damaged in the accident, take photos before you get your car repaired.
Protect Yourself in a He Said/She Said Car Accident
Now that you know what is important to have as evidence to support your case in a he said/she said car accident, you can be prepared if you are ever in this situation. You can also speak with a car accident attorney who will stand by your side and do everything they can to get you the compensation you deserve.