If someone rear-ended you while driving or while you were stopped at a red stop light, in almost all cases, the fault is assigned to the driver who rear ended you. The determination of fault tends to be a bit more difficult when the accident is not a rear-end accident. In a traffic collision in the middle of an intersection with stop signs and where the point of impact involves front fenders of both vehicles, things start to get even more complicated.
If the Police are called to the scene of the accident and they make a written report, sometimes they will take measurements to determine who had the control of intersection prior to the point of impact. Findings of a police officer in a traffic collision often prove to be strongly persuasive in the outcome of a case. In some cases, the police officer may decline to conclude who caused the accident.
In many cases, it is extremely difficult to determine who is at fault. You may believe the accident to be your own fault when it was in fact caused by the other driver. It is important to not admit liability to anyone present at the scene of the accident or thereafter until you have spoken with a personal injury attorney. If you have been injured in a car accident that you believe was caused by the other driver, you should contact Brea car accident attorney at the Gill Law Group to discuss compensation for your injuries. Our firm represents victims of car accidents in claims against insurance companies.