There are certain situations where drivers who are involved in an auto accident will have completely different stories that they will tell their insurance companies or lawyers, making it difficult to tell who is actually at fault. Auto accident reports are some of the best weapons that you can employ when it comes to auto accident cases, which is why it's so important that you make sure you call a police officer after an auto accident where the damage exceeds $500. If you are ever involved in an accident, the attorneys at Zervos and Calta, your local Clearwater Personal Injury Law Firm serving Pinellas County are standing by to help you preserve evidence and file an accident report.
In order for a driver to be credible, his or her story should be consistent throughout the case. It also helps if the driver has a clean driving record and doesn’t seem to be lying. Since both drivers have a personal stake in the case, they’ll both do everything they can to win. A neutral witness doesn’t have anything to gain from either individual, so his or her testimony can be more reliable than either party involved in the case.
As far as physical evidence, pictures of the accident can go a long way in helping to show who was truly at fault. Pictures are much like neutral witnesses in that they don’t have a personal stake in the case and will only show the truth of the matter.
When it comes to making out auto accident reports, make sure that you explain to the police what happened very clearly and that you answer all questions carefully.
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