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Who Decides Fault After An Auto Accident?

Who Decides Fault After An Auto Accident?

How Fault Is Determined To determine which party is liable for the damages incurred, an accident reconstructionist, insurance company claims adjustor and the police will gather and review evidence. Generally, a police officer will be the first investigator on the scene and will review damage, take testimony of witnesses and speak to both drivers before writing a report. It is this police report that can...

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How to Read Police Reports

If you’ve been involved in an accident that was investigated by the police, you’ll need to learn how to read police reports in order to pursue your claim against the responsible party or parties.The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) maintains records of accidents that occurred on a state highway.DPS officers have up to 14 days to complete and submit their reports to the Department Records Sections. Thus,...

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What Not to Say After an Accident

What Not to Say After an Accident

Traffic accidents can be confusing and stressful. On top of the costs of the accident, they often require people to deal with complex structures that they do not usually need to, like the police and insurance agencies. However, statistics reported by Forbes assert that people will be in an average of three to four car accidents over the course of their lives. That makes it...

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Who’s to blame? Proving fault after a car accident

Who’s to blame? Proving fault after a car accident

In the moments immediately following a car accident, a driver?s first thoughts are usually focused on making sure everyone is physically okay. Once it is determined that there are no serious injuries; the next thoughts inevitably include who was at fault for the accident. Proving Fault In order to determine which party involved in an accident is liable for the damages incurred by other parties;...

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Can Phoenix Police Really Judge Who Was at Fault in a Car Accident?

Can Phoenix Police Really Judge Who Was at Fault in a Car Accident?

The aftermath of a car accident is scary. Crushed and twisted metal, injured parties and swarms of Phoenix or Chandler police seem to be everywhere. What makes the situation even worse is when you know you weren’t to blame for the accident, but investigators are pointing their fingers in your direction. But can the police, who weren’t there when the accident occurred, really be the...

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