Determining fault for an accident is an important component for recovering compensation in a California personal injury claim. Everyone has probably cut someone off at least once in their driving careers.
Although in many cases this will not lead to an accident or an accident with injuries, insurance companies often look at these various aspects of a crash to determine who is responsible for paying the other person’s damages.

There are several reasons why one driver may cut another off. This can include failing to signal lane change, distracted driving, aggressive driving, miscalculating vehicle distances, and improper merging. These kinds of cases typically cause rear end collisions or can even cause a chain reaction accident with multiple vehicles and drivers.

When one driver’s actions are negligent and cause a dangerous situation, another driver may be unable to react in time to avoid a collision. The driver who cuts off another vehicle and causes a collision maybe found at fault for the accident, even if it was a rear end crash. This is because the first driver failed to ensure it was safe to change lanes or improperly merge before doing so, which violates traffic laws. In some circumstances, however, it can be difficult to prove this without the support of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.

Working with a lawyer can help you gain more knowledge about the evidence indicating who caused the accident. It’s likely that you may not remember exactly what happened when the crash occurred, but using evidence to piece things back together can help you figure out your next steps.

Our San Francisco personal injury lawyers have experience in evaluating these cases and helping you navigate the possibility for recovering compensation. Talk to our lawyer today to discover the next steps for you.

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