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Is the Insurance Company Disputing the Liability of its Insured?

Even when an accident is clearly the fault of the other party, an insurance company may try to dispute liability. Often, a company will do this to try to make people believe that they don’t have valid claims or that their claim is worth far less than it is. If liability is being disputed, it is vital that you seek help from a personal injury attorney. A lawyer may gather the evidence that you need to prove liability so that you can either settle or head to trial.

When an auto insurance company is presented with a claim, they may dispute liability if they believe that their insured driver was not at fault for the accident. Some of the arguments they may use to dispute liability include:

  1. Contributory negligence: This argument suggests that the injured person played a role in causing the accident and is therefore partially at fault. The insurance company may argue that the injured person failed to follow traffic laws, was distracted while driving, or did not take appropriate measures to avoid the accident.

  2. Lack of evidence: The insurance company may dispute liability if there is a lack of clear evidence showing that their insured driver was at fault. For example, if there were no witnesses to the accident or if the police report is unclear or inconclusive.

  3. Comparative negligence: This argument is similar to contributory negligence, but it suggests that the injured person was more at fault than the insured driver. In this case, the insurance company may argue that the injured person's actions were the primary cause of the accident and that their liability should be reduced accordingly.

  4. Faulty equipment or road conditions: The insurance company may argue that the accident was caused by faulty equipment, such as faulty brakes or a defective tire, or by hazardous road conditions, such as potholes or inadequate signage.

  5. Pre-existing injuries or conditions: The insurance company may argue that the injured person's injuries were not caused by the accident, but rather by pre-existing medical conditions or injuries.

It's important to note that these arguments are not always valid, and an experienced personal injury attorney can help you refute these arguments and build a strong case for liability.

Contacting A Personal Injury Law Firm

It is overwhelming to be injured in an accident, no matter what type it might have been. If you have been seriously injured, it is important for you to consult with a personal injury attorney. An experienced lawyer may analyze your claim and advise you about its likely viability and some idea of case value. Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC has been assisting accident victims and their families for over 20 years. We are always willing to provide a free, initial consultation and we charge no fees or costs until money is recovered. Call us today toll free at 866-966-5240

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I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.
I believe I made the best choice with Steven M Sweat, Personal Injury. I was very reluctant to go forward with my personal injury claim. I had a valid claim and I needed a professional attorney to handle it. I felt so much better when I let Steven take my case. His team did everything right and I am very satisfied. Stia P.
I have to say that Steve has been exemplary! I met Steve at a point with my case that I was ready to give up. He took the time and dealt with all of my concerns. Most importantly, he was present and listened to what I was going through. He was able to turn things around, put me and my case on the right track! The results were better that expected! Highly recommend!! Cody A.