Fighting An Auto Accident That Wasn't Your Fault: The Evidence Could Be Under Your Hood


If you were involved in a collision with another vehicle and the driver is trying to blame you for their injuries, you want to hire a lawyer. If it seems like there where no witnesses to help verify your account of the accident, and the police are trying to give you a ticket, you have to get out of the charges.

If you know that the other driver caused the accident and you were actually the victim, find out what hidden witness might have recorded all that happened in both of your vehicles.

Accessing the Black Box

There could be a data recorder inside your vehicle and in the other vehicle that was in the accident. This box will have recorded all of the mechanical information leading up to the collision, and it can shed some light on what happened.

The boxes in each vehicle should have recorded how fast both people were going, what direction the steering wheel was turned, if a blinker was used and other information that can be beneficial to the case. If you can use both of these boxes in court, you may be able to get out of the citation and stop the other driver from trying to sue you or your insurance company. This can also stop your rates from going up.

Getting a Court Order

Your lawyer will have to get a court order to get the evidence out of the other driver's car to be able to use it in the case. You will be able to sign to get yours removed. If the lawyer doesn't need the other driver's box to show the truth in the story, you can start the case much quicker. If both vehicles didn't have boxes, your lawyer may still want to look at their vehicle to see the damage caused by the impact.

If your insurance doesn't cover all of the debt the other driver is trying to sue you for, you could end up in personal debt for years. If you know that you didn't cause that accident and you want to clear your name and avoid financial responsibility for the accident, hire a lawyer from a firm like The Jaklitsch Law Group to start working on the case. About 96 percent of new cars sold today have the boxes inside them, so if both vehicles are newer, there is a good chance you'll be able to use this type of evidence for your case.


17 February 2015

My Day in Court

When I sued a product manufacturer after a disfiguring accident, I never expected to actually go to court. I assumed that the case would eventually be settled, like most personal injury cases are. To my surprise, they wouldn't budge, and we ended up having to go all the way to court. I was pretty nervous about testifying, but I had a great attorney that prepared me well, and everything went smoothly. In the end, the jury saw things my way. I realized that I probably wasn't the only person to ever experience an unexpected day in court, and that's how I got the idea to start this blog. If you're looking for tips to help you prepare or wondering what to expect when you go to court for a lawsuit, this blog contains important information for you.