What Can I Do If The At-Fault Driver Lied To The Insurance Company In Florida?
A car accident can turn your world upside down. Fortunately, in the state of Florida, accident injury victims have a right to compensation for their damages after an accident. This compensation can help pay for expensive medical bills, make up for lost income, and give victims the resources they need to put their lives back together. Unfortunately, accident injury claims are not always straightforward. Sometimes the driver who is at fault for the accident lies, making it hard to get fair compensation.
Why Establishing Fault For An Accident Is Important
After an accident, it is important to determine who caused the accident. Whoever caused the accident is responsible for the damages. This concept is known as “fault''. Fault is determined by assessing the accident, reviewing the evidence, and analyzing the law. Fault is determined by establishing:
● The was an accident
● The drivers involved in the accident have a duty to one another
● A breach of duty caused the accident
For example, everyone has a legal duty to follow traffic laws. If an accident was caused because a driver breached that duty and was speeding, they are considered at fault for the auto accident. If a driver is determined to be at fault for an accident, they are legally required to pay for the damages they caused.
Why Do Drivers Lie About An Accident?
Since the at-fault driver is responsible for the financial costs of the accident, oftentimes drivers will not admit fault. There are also cases where drivers will completely lie about the details of the accident to avoid being seen at fault. People do this for a number of reasons, but mostly it is because they don’t want their insurance premiums to go up and they don’t want to pay for the damages. This is very frustrating for victims because it is like being victimized twice. First, you are dealing with the fallout of the accident and then your credibility is being questioned based on a lie. Worst of all, insurance companies do not want to pay for accident damages. So they are apt to believe the lies of their customers because it suits their agenda.
What Can I Do If The Other Driver Is Lying?
The first thing you should do after an accident is to consult with an attorney. Attorneys know the ins and outs of the law and can help you through the process. They also know when another driver is lying and how to prove that what they are saying is a lie. There are many things you can do to prove the other driver was lying. First, you will need to gather all the evidence that proves the details of the accident. This can include everything from the police report to eyewitness testimony to video footage. Secondly, the attorney can find experts like medical experts and accident reconstructionists that can prove the truth about what really happened during the accident. Finally, an attorney can dig through the other driver’s testimony and find the inconsistencies in their lies. Attorneys may even look into the other driver’s past to see if they have a history of being untruthful in these situations.
How An Attorney Will Fight For You
Once an attorney gathers all the evidence the other driver is lying, they will present it to the insurance companies. If needed, they will also present the evidence to the courts. They will fight to ensure that the other driver’s lies do not impact your rights. They will then negotiate for a full and fair settlement to cover all of your losses. The best part about working with an accident attorney is they handle everything. They gather the evidence, communicate with the insurance companies, and file all the paperwork. That way you can just focus on healing from your injuries.
The team at Justice Pays Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, and Walsh know exactly what to do when the other driver is lying. We’ve had decades of experience proving the truth about accidents in Southwest Florida. If you’ve been in an accident and the other driver is lying, give us a call at 1-833-954-1234. We’ll review your case for free and help you understand your legal options.