If you were involved in a vehicular accident and another driver is blaming you for the incident's occurrence, you will most likely want to prove them incorrect so you do not become responsible for any of their medical expenses or auto repairs. Proving an accident was not your fault can be a bit difficult without the proper evidence. Here are some steps you can take to help show a court of law you were not at fault while on the roadway in an attempt to have charges against you dropped.
Have The Vehicle Evaluated To Help Prove Your Innocence
Bring your vehicle to an auto body shop to be analyzed before you have repairs made. They may be able to determine at what angle you were struck to help show it was the other driver at fault. Make sure to take several photographs of your vehicle from all angles to back up the claims your repair shop makes. Have the repair shop write a report with their findings for you to bring to your court case to use as evidence. If possible, having the person who evaluates the damage available to make a statement in court would be even better.
Search For Surveillance To Prove You Were Not At Fault
Find out if there are any surveillance cameras in the area where the accident occurred. If the incident happened in a residential or commercial area, there is a chance someone nearby has footage on a camera pointed toward the road. In some areas, there are traffic cameras above roadways that may have information helpful to your case as well. Have your attorney contact the town authorities to have this footage released to be used to help prove you were not responsible for the accident's occurrence. If you have a GPS in your vehicle, history of your driving path may also be helpful in showing exactly where you were located when the incident occurred.
Gather Witnesses To Speak On Your Behalf
If others on the road saw the accident occur, having them in court to give a synopsis of what they witnessed can be helpful in showing you were not at fault. If you retained photographic evidence on the scene of the accident, you may have some vehicles in the background to help in your search for witnesses. Your attorney will help you track down the owners of these vehicles. Once you find people who were present, ask them beforehand what they saw before asking them to come to court so you only gather people who are willing testify in your behalf.
For more information, work with an experienced lawyer from a firm like True Guarnieri Ayer LLP.