Car Accident Investigation: Unraveling the Truth

a car accident investigation is critical in establishing liability

If you’ve been in a car crash, you must be aware of how important it is to determine the truth behind the circumstances that led to the accident, especially if you’re filing a claim for damages or seeking compensation from the other driver in court. This is where car accident investigations come into play.

Read on to find out how these investigations are conducted and why you should make sure you hire a Carrollton car crash attorney to investigate on your behalf.

The Importance of Car Accident Investigations

Car accident investigations and their subsequent reports play a crucial role in determining the events leading up to the crash. These reports help parties understand the causes of the accident while also providing valuable evidence and insight should legal action be taken.

An accident investigation will involve several steps, including examination and collection of evidence such as photos, videos and medical records. Interviewing witnesses and those involved in an accident will further help investigators create a proper reconstruction of events.

Legal Aspects to Consider in Georgia

Georgia Code § 40-6-273 places a duty on drivers involved in an accident to report the crash to the relevant authorities. According to our state laws, the driver of a vehicle involved in a car accident which caused damages exceeding $500 or resulted in the death or injury of any person, must immediately report such accident to the police by any means possible.

Failing to abide by the statute will lead to severe penalties. This may include fines or imprisonment. By reporting the accident the relevant authorities will also be able to complete a detailed accident investigation and compile an accident report.

The Role of Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers play a significant role in car accident investigations. They secure the accident scene, gather preliminary evidence, and compile an official accident report.

This report typically includes details about the accident, such as the date, time, location, weather conditions, and a diagram of the accident. It also includes statements from the drivers involved and any witnesses, as well as the officer’s observations and conclusions about the accident.

documenting the damages is essential for your car accident claim

The Role of Insurance Companies

Insurance companies also conduct their own investigations. In order to determine the insurance claim, insurance companies will assess the damage to the vehicles, interview witnesses and parties involved, as well as scrutinize the accident report.

It is important to remember that insurance companies will firstly protect their own interests. By having legal representation during this process, you can ensure that the insurance company provides a fair and just settlement and that your rights are protected. Contact a Carrollton car crash lawyer to make sure the insurance company is not trying to trick you.

An experienced attorney will conduct their own investigation into the accident, with the purpose of strengthening your case, by:

  • Thoroughly analyzing the police report and findings
  • Analyzing the insurance company’s own findings
  • Going over all the evidence collected
  • Going over al medical records documenting your injury
  • Re-interviewing witnesses
  • Interviewing relevant experts

Contact a Carrollton Car Accident Attorney Today

Having a lawyer can be beneficial in navigating the complex legal landscape following a car accident. A lawyer can help protect your rights, handle communications with insurance companies, conduct their own car accident investigation, gather additional evidence, and if necessary, represent you in court.

Contact the Weinstein Law Firm at 770-HELP-NOW to schedule your initial consultation with a Carrollton car accident lawyer to get the support and guidance you need through this difficult process.

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