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Who is at fault after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2022 | Car Accidents

If you received injuries in a car crash in Tennessee, you have the right to be compensated for your pain and suffering. The main obstacle to receiving what you are owed will be any attempt by the other party or their insurance company to find you at fault.

What factors determine fault for an accident?

There are a number of methods that are used to determine who is at fault following car accidents. For example, if a speeding driver hit you after you changed lanes without warning, you can both be ruled partially at fault. If you hit a parked car while intoxicated, you are the one at fault.

If the accident was solely caused by negligence or intoxication on the part of the other driver, they are solely at fault. If you are both ruled to be partially at fault, the court may assign percentages. You will have to pay out according to the percentage at which you are found to be at fault.

Never admit to fault in an accident

The one thing that you should never do under any circumstances is to admit to being at fault for an accident. This is the kind of decision that you should always leave up to the court. Making any kind of admission to fault after an accident can lead to a costly judgment against you.

Instead of admitting to fault, you should let the facts speak for you. It will be up to you to gather up all of the evidence you need to prove your claim. This includes statements from witnesses to the crash, police and emergency medical personnel. You should also save all of your medical records to show the court.