Types Of Car Accident Investigations


A typical car accident is usually scrutinized by a number of investigators, and all of them can help you with your car accident claim. Here are some of the

Insurance Investigations

Your auto insurance company or the insurance company of other parties involved in the accident are some of the parties you are certain will investigate the accident. Their aim is to prove who is liable for the accident, hopefully, another party other than their client so that the liable party can settle the damages. Expect the insurance company to investigate the condition of the cars, the driving behaviors of the drivers, and even what the drivers were doing just before the accident. This is one of the benefits of having auto insurance; your insurance company will carry out accident investigations so that you don't have to do it.

Victim Investigations

All accident victims are allowed to carry out independent investigations as long as they don't break the law or infringe on other people's rights. Therefore, if you are injured in a car accident, you are allowed to and it is advisable to carry out your own investigations. Take pictures of the car and accident scene, talk to potential witnesses and get data from your car's black box to help you investigate the crash. You can use the results of your investigations to prove the liability of the other driver, defend accusations of liability or corroborate your insurance company's findings.

Police Investigations

Even if no one else is investigating the accident, the police will definitely investigate it. In fact, the law requires anybody involved in an accident to call or wait for the police; fleeing the scene of the accident before the police arrive is a crime. Even if you don't call the police, they can still investigate the accident if they chance upon it or if they are alerted to it by a witness. The aim of the investigation is to determine whether someone did something wrong to cause the accident. However, you can still use the police report to prove liability for your auto accident claim.

Third Party Investigations

In some cases, other third parties may also be interested in the cause of the accident. Such parties are also allowed to conduct investigations as long as they don't break the law. For example, if you are claiming defective manufacturing as the cause of the crash, the car's manufacturer may also conduct its own investigations to unearth the truth. Another example is a mechanic who you are accusing to have defectively repaired your car.

For more information, contact companies like Campbell, Dille, Barnett & Smith, P.L.L.C.


3 April 2018