What to Do When a Negligent Driver Isn’t Being Truthful About Their Role in a Crash

Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina know that being hit by a negligent driver can be a stressful experience. Whether they were speeding, ran a red light, or were distracted by their cellphone when the crash occurred, at-fault drivers typically are not forthright about their actions. While frustrating, it happens more often than most injury victims think.

Unfortunately, the insurance company will not take your word for what happened. The insurance representative will require tangible evidence that the company’s policyholder was at fault for the crash. We can help.

Negligent Driver in a Crash

Why Do Drivers Lie About How South Carolina Car Accidents Occur?

The most common reason people distort the facts or present skewed events about car accidents is to avoid taking responsibility for the crash. Admitting fault often means facing higher insurance premiums or even potential legal consequences.

Other common reasons drivers may be untruthful about their role in a crash include the driver engaging in illegal activity at the time of the accident. This may include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, being distracted, without a license, being uninsured, or violating traffic laws.

How Can I Prove the Other Driver is Lying About How a South Carolina Car Accident Occurred?

The best way to avoid a he said/she said car accident dispute is to call the police immediately after the crash occurs. Law enforcement will create a traffic accident report that reflects their professional opinion of how the collision occurred.

It will also list whether the driver was cited for unlawful activity during the crash and whether they have a valid driver’s license and insurance. Since these are some of the most common reasons at-fault drivers try to avoid taking responsibility for the crash, having a physical record of the crash report can provide significant evidence to support your version of events.

Other ways to support your claim include:

  • Gather Evidence at the Scene

If you can do so safely, photograph the accident scene, including the position of the vehicles, any damage, road conditions, and relevant traffic signs or signals.

  • Collect Witness Statements

If there were any witnesses to the accident, obtain their contact information and statements about what they saw. Independent witnesses can provide valuable testimony.

  • Document Injuries

If you or any passengers sustained injuries, document them with photographs and seek medical attention. Medical records can indicate the severity and nature of your injuries.

From there, contact an experienced South Carolina car accident lawyer for help.

Our dedicated accident and injury attorneys provide the legal and emotional support our clients need to pursue the best outcome for their claims. This allows them to focus on their physical recovery while we handle the details.

That includes:

  • Looking for surveillance cameras near the accident from businesses, traffic cameras, or even residential security cameras might have captured footage of the crash.
  • Obtaining the other driver’s phone records to check for any calls, texts, or app usage during the accident.
  • Partnering with accident reconstruction experts to support the crash facts.

We understand that proving the other driver was liable for your crash and injuries is challenging, especially when they are being untruthful about how the accident occurred. We can help.

Contact Our Skilled South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys Today

If you have been injured in a vehicle collision caused by negligence in South Carolina, contact our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers today by calling 803-258-6199 to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent party liable for your complete recovery needs.

We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.

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