What Happens When the Other Driver is Lying?

You have recently been in a car wreck and the at-fault driver is not stating that it was not their fault. There is nothing similar to dishonesty that can make a terrible worse.

If the at-fault driver is changing their story, there are several steps that you can follow to make sure that the truth is recorded.

Why is the At-Fault Driver Choosing to Lie?

Following a car wreck, there is a very large question that must be addressed: who caused the accident? The driver that caused the accident is responsible for paying for the injuries and damages that resulted from the situation (as will the insurance company representing them).

How can we find out that someone was at-fault? There are many ways. At times, the driver that is at-fault admits that they caused the accident, apologizes, and the parties involved move on forward from there.

However, it may not be that simple. It has become more likely that drivers dispute who caused the accident ("they hit me!"…"but they were on their phone!"). Even worse, a driver can completely lie about the situation. If the at-fault driver is not telling the truth about what actually happened, more than likely they know that they were the one that caused the accident and want to avoid the consequences (an increase in their insurance rates, for example).

How to Demonstrate Exactly What Happened

It is important to note that insurance adjusters do not fully rely on just stories. If someone was hit by another driver, they will have to prove that (and the other way around). You can hire an attorney to do this for you, or you can do this by yourself.

In a nutshell, you will need to collect evidence (such as photographs, testimonies from witnesses, and so on). The greater the evidence you have to support your story, the better likelihood of your case succeeding.

Also, remember not to forget to be extremely detailed on the police report. Following an accident, you should contact 911 and a police officer will come to the scene of the accident. The police officer will request for each of the drivers to tell them their story, and they will write a police report based on the information that is provided. More than often, they will assign who is at-fault to one driver based on what they have witnessed and seen. Being detailed in the police report is very important - it can help support your side of what actually occurred.

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