Who determines which party is at fault?

There is no grand immediate adjudicator of who is at fault in an automobile accident. Establishing fault, or liability, in a car accident case involves a number of factors. An initial investigation, usually done by the police, will give the parties a good idea as to who is at fault. Factors such as speed, the angle at which the vehicle strike each other, skid marks and of course eyewitnesses testimony play a large role in determining who is at fault in an accident. Ultimately a judge or jury will decide this issue if the parties cannot agree.

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