When an accident claim makes it to court, a judge is generally responsible for deciding how much fault to attribute to both the involved parties after their accident. The judge will make their decision based on the information they receive from both the parties, their attorneys, and the insurance claims adjusters. Their final decision is also based on the information they receive from police officers and other figures of authority who may have solid evidence to present.
At the end of the day, the fault percentage a person receives is based on how much evidence they can present to prove their innocence and to prove the negligence of the other party. Evidence that is greatly beneficial during accident cases includes any reports a person can get their hands on. This includes police reports, witness statements, and any expert witness reports.
A person should keep in mind that even if they get a police report against their favor, they do not have to stress out or worry. Many individuals make the mistake of thinking they lost their entire case just because the initial police report did not go in their favor.
The good news is that the court understands that a police report is not a thorough investigation and is only conducted over a few short hours without professional input on the conclusion. If a person assembles adequate evidence, they can prove that the conclusion made by the police officers was flawed in one way or the other.
An accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale Florida can aid anyone who finds themselves struggling with gathering evidence after getting into a collision. It is often very difficult, and even nearly impossible for individuals to gather the necessary proof on their own since most individuals are not aware of what is acceptable in court and even how to get their hands on this evidence in the first place.
A lawyer who has experience dealing with accident cases can help a person get access to all the necessary reports, and access to photos and potential video footage of the accident. They can also help a person gather damage reports to help them prove how much harm they suffered.
No-Fault Insurance laws are followed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Florida is a no-fault insurance state and this means that each driver must first turn to their insurance after an accident before claiming it from another person. Every driver in Florida is expected to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage to help them cover the medical costs of their injuries.
Get in touch with an accident lawyer at Tucker Law today to figure out if a person is eligible to make a claim against the guilty party and to improve one’s chances of winning their accident case.
Reach us at:
200 SE 6th Street, Suite 405
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301