How do I know if I am the driver at fault?


It takes two to tango, yet in every accident, there will always be someone between two drivers on the road who takes full responsibility of the hassle. Indeed, if two drivers are manning the road according to traffic standards, no accident is more likely to happen.

It is important to know who is at fault in an accident because insurance claims require it to be determined. Knowing who is to be blamed would mean knowing to whom are the fees will be charged to. If you have entered an accident and you have been proven at fault, your insurance company will not only be liable for the damages to the car but also to the injuries done to the person and properties which have been ruined due to the accident. You can ask your insurance agent about the kinds of claims which can be charged against you.

Anybody could evaluate an accident and know who is at fault. Assess driver duty. Each person who is behind the wheel and takes responsibility of the car on the road has specific duties. The state requires each driver to adhere to general laws of avoidance, lookout and obedience to the rules of the road. Knowing who is at fault is determining who neglected the said driver duties. It also pays to know who between the drivers were able to do necessary precautions in avoiding the accident.

If the drivers both claimed to have avoided the possibilities of collision, it is already necessary to know the rules of the road. Knowing who is to be blamed is also the act of knowing the requirement of the traffic laws applied to the area. More often than not, the driver who did not comply with the law is the driver at fault.

If in any case, the two drivers have both neglected the law, it is now a must to determine whose negligence weighed more and have caused more damage. The breach of duty is important in assessing its relationship to the damage. There are a variety of damages which you can claim against the at fault driver including damages to property and to bodily injury.

Negligence will cause more than you could ever expect. Some times, it does not actually matter who will be at fault. It is necessary that once you have taken the road, you also take responsibilities not just for yourself but also for others whom you are sharing the road with.