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What Happens in a Car Wreck if They Say it Was Your Fault?

What happens if you’re in a car wreck and they say it’s your fault? Do you have a case? In the usual case, a person who violates a traffic law is held to be at fault, and law enforcement generally gets it right, but not always. Let me give you an illustration. Let’s say you’re driving down the highway and a car comes out unexpectedly from a side road. You swerve to miss him, you go across the center stripe and you hit an oncoming vehicle, hurting the occupants of that vehicle and receiving injuries yourself. Law enforcement gives you the ticket, but were you really at fault? After all, you were reacting to an emergency created by someone else’s negligence. In that kind of situation, you need to talk to a lawyer experienced in handling these kinds of cases; a lawyer who can gather the evidence, who can talk to witnesses who perhaps didn’t come forward at the scene, a lawyer who can gather physical evidence from the scene; look at skid marks, evaluate things like traffic light cameras or security videos from businesses in the surrounding area, a lawyer who can gather all the evidence that’s necessary to pinpoint fault and determine the compensation that you deserve.

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