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3 ways to establish fault after a Nevada crash

On Behalf of | Mar 5, 2023 | Car Accidents

The right of an individual to pursue a personal injury claim depends on the fault or negligence of another party. Nevada state statutes allow for civil lawsuits in scenarios wherein individuals or businesses cause injury or death as a result of negligence, recklessness or intentional harm. The affected parties can ask for compensation for their verifiable economic losses and some subjective non-economic losses as well.

Oftentimes, it is an insurance company that pays a personal injury claim after a major car crash, although a lawsuit may also follow a wreck. There can be some dispute about who is truly responsible and, therefore, which insurance policy will apply to the claim. How do those affected by a recent Nevada car crash prove who caused a collision?

Video footage

Some people have dashboard cameras installed in their vehicles that capture everything leading up to a crash and its aftermath. There are also many intersections that have traffic cameras recording what occurs nearby.

Some locations even have security cameras trained at an entrance or driveway that can capture car crash footage. Video footage of the crash or the moments right before it can be quite valuable for those involved in a collision.

Witness statements

If someone sees a crash occur, they can help settle a disagreement between the drivers involved about what really happened. When there are conflicting versions of events, other drivers or nearby pedestrians can serve a role as a witness and potentially conclusively establish who is to blame for the collision.

Collision reconstruction

In scenarios where the person at fault for a crash does not want to tell the truth and there are different claims about what led to the collision, it may be necessary to bring in professional support to do a forensic analysis of the wreck.

Experienced professionals and those with specialized software can use video footage and photographs of the scene of a crash to recreate what would have put the vehicles in those positions and caused specific types of damage.

Even if it requires bringing in professional help, establishing that the other party is at fault for a crash can be crucial for those who are hoping to pursue a personal injury lawsuit and/or an insurance claim. Taking thoughtful steps after a car crash is an effort that is of the utmost importance for those who have been injured or who have lost a loved one.