Can you get medical bills paid for if you are at fault for your car accident? Under the law, the party at fault is liable for injuries and damages sustained due to his or her causing the accident. If that’s the case, what should you do when you are at fault? The following are some things to keep in mind when you feel you are at fault.
Don’t Admit Fault
There could be other determining factors in your accident that could point toward the other driver being at fault. If you feel the accident was caused by your own actions, don’t admit it. Not to the other driver, not to the police officer, not to witnesses and not to your insurance company.
For example, you may have been putting on mascara while driving through an intersection. Another driver could have run right into you. While you may initially feel you were to blame because you were distracted by your makeup, you may not realize the other car actually ran a red light. In such a case, you could receive compensation because the other driver was at fault for running the light.
There are other cases in which you would be partially at fault for the accident so the court would only hold you partially responsible. You may receive compensation for a portion of the damages you received. A lawyer can work with you to prove the other driver played a role as well as you so your burden is lessened.
Some states allow no-fault insurance coverage. This is a type of coverage that comes with your auto insurance. If you are involved in an accident, no fault has to be proven. The auto insurance coverage steps in to pay for medical costs for the insured person. If you don’t have no-fault insurance, you may want to consider looking into whether it is allowed in your state, should you find yourself in a situation where you were at fault for an accident.
Receiving the Help of an Attorney
Any time you are involved in a car accident, it’s important you receive the help of an attorney. Many accident victims feel an attorney is only helpful if the other driver is at fault and the accident is minimal. On the contrary, an attorney can help you with any situation involving an accident. Contact a car accident attorney today to learn what you need to do to receive compensation when you are at fault for an accident.