Understanding Liability: Who Is At Fault For An Auto Accident

If you were in a car accident, you are probably wondering who is at fault and how a court would rule in your case.

The answer will depend on the specific facts of your accident, and the best way to get an assessment of who is at fault in an accident is to speak with an attorney in an initial free personal injury case consultation

Here are some of the common accidents and how fault is determined, but remember liability for an accident depends on the specific facts of your accident and the only way to determine who is at fault is to speak with an attorney.

  1. Rear End Collisions: these accidents are almost always the fault of the driver who strikes another vehicle from behind.
  2. Head on Collision, sideswipe: these accidents are almost always the fault of the driver who strays from their lane of travel.
  3. Intersections and left hand turns: accidents at intersections and while making left-hand turns usually hinge on whether the driver had the right of way and what the traffic signs were, but they can also be affected by other driver behavior, such as speed, passing on the right, and waving another driver on.

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