What Should I Do if the At-Fault Driver Lied to the Insurance Company?

2021-05-11 19:15:00
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Lying to insurance companyIf the driver who caused your accident lies to his or her insurance company to avoid liability for your damages, you may need to speak to a knowledgeable attorney to determine what your plan of action should be to recover the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.

Call the Sacramento car accident lawyers to review your claim and see how our attorneys may be able to help you counter the at-fault driver’s misleading statements about the cause of the crash.

Common Lies Told by Drivers to Deny Liability

It may be difficult to dispute liability for certain types of accidents and a driver may have no choice but to admit fault. However, there are other situations when an at-fault driver may be adamant that he or she was not responsible for the crash and may go to great lengths to deny fault, including lying to the insurance company.

Negligent drivers often lie about:

  • Drowsy driving
  • Use of drugs/alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Texting and driving

If the at-fault driver is denying fault at the scene of the accident, it is best not to argue and simply provide your version of how the accident happened to the police and get the medical attention you need at the scene.

It may be helpful to write down what you remember about the crash as soon as you have the chance. It is easy to forget details later, and sometimes small details can go a long way toward validating a claim.

If you hire an experienced attorney with a proven record of helping crash victims, he or she may have a good chance of proving the other driver is lying. Experienced attorneys, like those at Arnold Law Firm, have handled many car crash cases and have a detailed understanding of how to establish liability. 

Being Honest and Concise

When an at-fault driver lies about the crash, it is important for the victim to tell the truth and be concise with his or her narrative. Even though the insurance company may not be interested in confirming your version of the accident, when the statements from the two drivers do not line up the insurance company must investigate. If your narrative is the same each time you tell the story and the other driver’s story is inconsistent with your version of events, the truth should eventually prevail.

Gathering and Preserving Evidence

Make sure to contact the police so they will file a police report and speak to anyone who witnessed the accident who is willing to provide a statement to back up your version of the facts.

The police report may provide strong support for your claim if the other driver was issued a citation. For example, maybe the other driver was cited for things like:

  • Following too closely
  • Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving

Before the police arrive at the scene, you should still make a point to take photos of the scene and damage to your vehicle. These pictures can go a long way to proving fault for a crash and backing up your version of events.

Work with an Experienced Attorney. Call Us Today

If your insurance claim was denied because of a lie or misleading statement the other driver made to his or her car insurance company, you should seek legal help.

With help from one of our experienced attorneys, you may be able to appeal the denied claim and recover the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Our attorneys are prepared to help you collect the evidence you need to build a strong case against the at-fault driver.

We do not charge you anything up front and only get paid if we recover compensation on your behalf. With a track record of recovering millions in compensation, our attorneys are prepared to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to reach a favorable settlement.

Call (916) 777-7777 to schedule your free consultation.