Marsalisi Law

Car accidents can have traumatic consequences, including leaving victims with physical injuries and emotional and financial burdens.  Determining fault in a car accident claim is critical to seek compensation for these damages.  However, insurance companies and opposing parties often try to shift blame onto victims, potentially jeopardizing the victims’ chances of recovering monetary compensation for their losses.  It is crucial to take the necessary steps to dispute fault if you have been found responsible for a car accident.  A skilled attorney can help you challenge the insurance company’s findings by gathering evidence, notifying the insurance company of the dispute, and contesting inaccurate tickets or police reports.  

At Marsalisi Law, our team is dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights and interests.  Frank P.  Marsalisi has extensive experience establishing fault in car accident claims and can help you fight for the monetary compensation you deserve.  When you choose our firm, you can trust our attorney to fight for a favorable outcome for your claim as you focus on your healing and recovery.  

4 Steps to Dispute Fault in a Florida Car Accident Claim

When you file and pursue a claim through a third-party insurance, you may meet some resistance.  Often, insurance companies attempt to blame victims for accidents so they can deny, delay, and devalue the claims.  If the insurance company is alleging that you are responsible for your accident, following the steps below can help you dispute fault and protect your rights:

Gather Evidence

Disputing fault requires evidence.  The more evidence you have, the easier it will be to challenge an insurance company’s findings.  A few pieces of evidence that may support your dispute include the following:

  • Photographs;
  • Video footage;
  • Police reports;
  • Witness testimonies;
  • Your own testimony.

A skilled car accident attorney can help you investigate the accident, collect and obtain evidence, and organize this information to build a strong case on your behalf.

Notify the Insurance Company

Fortunately, insurance companies do not get the final say about who was at fault for your collision.  Because they are self-interested parties who can also make mistakes, you have a right to challenge their decision.  

To dispute fault, you must first notify in writing the insurance companies involved so your challenge is recorded correctly.  It is also essential to ensure every insurance company involved is notified that you are disputing fault.

Contest Any Tickets or Police Report Inaccuracies

Insurance companies often designate fault based on traffic citations or observations in a police report.  If the officer responding to the accident issued you an unfair ticket or wrote something false about your involvement in their report, it is critical to challenge these errors.  Your attorney can help you fight your ticket and challenge an inaccurate police report.

Contact a Highly-Qualified Car Accident Attorney

Following your accident, you may be feeling understandably frustrated and overwhelmed.  A skilled car accident attorney can take this stress off your shoulders as you focus on healing from your injuries.  

Your attorney can help you gather evidence, negotiate with the insurance companies, and dispute fault on your behalf.  At Marsalisi Law, our attorney understands the ins and outs of Florida’s personal injury laws and is ready to apply his experience and skills to your case.  

Discuss Your Case With a First-Class Car Accident Attorney at Marsalisi Law

If you have been wrongly assigned fault after a car accident, an experienced attorney can help you protect your rights and the total value of your claim.  Frank P.  Marsalisi of Marsalisi Law is fluent in English and Spanish and will work with you to understand your unique concerns.  He understands how confusing the aftermath of a car accident can be and will make the claims process as straightforward as possible as he builds a strong claim and fights for the maximum monetary compensation on your behalf.  

To discuss your case with a talented car accident attorney, call us today at (727) 800-5052 or complete our contact form.  Marsalisi Law is where law gets personal!