If you were recently involved in a crash caused by another driver and they are claiming that you caused the accident, you need to carefully go over your options with respect to proving your innocence and the other driver’s guilt. Unfortunately, some people are in a particularly tough position when they are dealing with these cases, especially if they were seriously hurt in the wreck or are experiencing significant emotional or financial burdens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that around three million people are injured in traffic accidents each year.
Aside from intentionally denying responsibility and lying about details of the crash, some drivers (such as those who are inexperienced) do not understand how their actions led to a wreck and they wrongly assign blame to the other driver.
Why are drivers falsely accused of causing accidents?
Sometimes, it is clear who caused a motor vehicle collision, whether the accident was caught on tape because a driver had a dashcam, a nearby camera recorded the collision, a law enforcement official witnessed the crash, a drunk driver’s BAC level was measured or a negligent driver admitted to wrongdoing. On the other hand, it is not always easy to prove responsibility for a motor vehicle collision, especially if the other driver lies to a law enforcement official or presents false information in court.
Why are these allegations so serious?
If you are facing these accusations, it is important to understand the severity of the case. Aside from losing the ability to secure the compensation and justice you deserve, you could face financial penalties and other consequences if you are wrongly accused of causing an accident. Make sure you understand your legal options and address the case carefully.