Did you know that damage from a car accident can be a vital piece of the puzzle in determining whose fault it was?
Here are a couple of ways that it can be used to determine the driver at fault
Rear-end crashes result in the back of your car being damaged – while the front of the car behind you will have damage. Often the vehicle at the back is at fault for failing to stop in time or keep an appropriate stopping distance.
Damage on the left passenger side
Damage on the left passenger side is often not sufficient enough to prove who’s at fault – however, the traffic lights will often be critical in determining which driver had a right of way.
How much damage was caused?
Often accident fault is assessed through the amount of damage that was caused – from minor damage through to more severe dents. Minor damage may be an indication the speed at the time of the accident was minimal or that there was almost enough time to complete braking without causing an accident. More severe damage could be indicative of a higher speed of the at-fault driver – potentially proving negligence or intentional misconduct.
No matter the damage, be sure to call Carbiz at the time of the accident. They will be able to help you in determining who was at fault and if you are liable for an accident replacement vehicle at no cost to you.