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How Do You Decide Who Is At Fault in an Auto Accident?

Sometimes, it seems obvious who is at fault in an auto accident case. If the other driver was drunk, or if you stopped at a red light and were rear-ended, proving the other driver’s liability is fairly straightforward. Unfortunately, other situations are not so clear.

Since the police report is completed at the scene of an accident – before a complete investigation has taken place – the police officer’s conclusion about who is at fault is not usually considered admissible evidence. There are still too many potentially unknown contributing factors. In order to determine exactly what happened and who is liable, an independent investigation must be conducted.

At the Rubinstein Law Group, our experienced San Diego auto accident attorneys will work with accident re-constructionists, investigators, and expert witnesses to piece together the evidence in your accident, constructing the strongest possible case to prove the other driver’s negligence. In some cases, more than one party may be at fault. Negligence can often be traced back to an auto mechanic, auto manufacturer, or even the local government entity responsible for maintaining the roadway.

If you have been seriously injured in a San Diego auto accident, make sure you know what your case is really worth. Please contact The Rubinstein Law Group today or call (760) 804-2790 to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent injured auto accident victims throughout Oceanside, Escondido, and San Marcos, California.