How Is Fault Determined In A California Auto Accident Case?


Normally faults are determined by looking at the police report. The officer who investigates the scene of the accident will determine who is at fault and find a primary collision factor, one of the drivers involved. If there is no police report, then sometimes witness testimony might shed light on who was more at fault and the other. Finally, if it’s word versus word or he said versus she said, then it may depend on the physical evidence or the damage to the vehicles, the skid marks on the roadway, the debris on the roadway, or some other evidence at the scene at the accident.

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