What does it mean when liability is disputed with my personal injury accident claim?
A legal case involving a car accident comes down to two major pillars: (1) Liability and (2) damages. This will address liability in a car accident claim.
Liability is DisputedThis means that the there is some issue relating to how the car accident occurred and who is at fault for the car crash. Most insurance companies will refuse to compensate you if you sustained injuries or your vehicle was damaged. Other insurance companies will offer low ball offers since they claim that the accident was either your fault to some extent or some other third party's fault.
Hire a Car Accident AttorneyWhen liability is in dispute, it is critical to get an attorney involved early. An attorney can investigate and obtain evidence to prove liability. For example, your attorney may request 911 recording or videos of the accident if it was in an area being recorded. Also, an attorney can prepare you for any recorded statement. In most cases where liability is in dispute, an insurance company will want to speak with you early on so they can get a recorded statement of the facts. They are well-trained to ensure they only ask questions that will help them and some questions may be confusing. They are not on your side as they want your recorded statement to further support their position as to refuse or limit compensation to you.