Car accident injuries can be extremely devastating, both physically and otherwise. The emotional toll is hard enough without taking into account extremely costly medical bills you may face if you’ve been recently injured. It can also be difficult to prove fault after a car accident, but it’s necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve from the result of another’s carelessness on the road.
A personal injury lawyer will be able to best help you prove fault after you’ve been injured so that you can get on with life. Here’s what you need to know if you’re trying to prove fault after a car accident.
Some types of accidents are automatically the fault of the other driver. One of these is a rear-end collision. No matter your reason for stopping, if you are hit from behind while driving, it is automatically the fault of the other driver. You can’t really argue who struck whom when your car is damaged in the back and the other is damaged in the front.
Of course, there are factors that might limit your compensation in rear-end collision cases. For example, if your taillights were out at the time of the accident, that could be designated as “comparative negligence” that caused the other driver to be unaware that you were stopping. It’s important to know every detail of the cause and effect in order to prove fault after a car accident, and hiring a personal lawyer is necessary, as they have experience with all of the possible nuances.
Another type of car accident that is deemed an “automatic fault” is a left-turn accident. This means that a car making a left turn is almost always at fault if they collide with another vehicle while doing so. For it not to be the fault of the left-turn driver, they would have to prove the car going straight was doing something otherwise illegal, like speeding or going through a red light.
While there are certain specific cases where insurance companies will try to argue about fault from one of these accidents, they are extremely rare, and the vast majority of the time they don’t bother.
More often than not, determining fault after a car accident is not so straightforward. You need a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate proving fault in these cases. For example, you could be deemed at fault for changing lanes without signaling. Your lawyer can help you find evidence showing that very quick lane change was necessary, helping your cause to get the compensation you deserve. While it’s possible to work these things out with insurance companies, most often personal injury claims are best settled in court.
Being injured in a car accident can sometimes feel like an impossible situation to recover from. Even if you’re left unable to continue working, however, there’s still hope for the future with the right personal injury lawyer. The lawyers at Disparti Law Group P.A. have over 30 years of experience working with personal injury and government compensation claims. We work hard to make sure you get the outcome you deserve when something awful happens to you. We can’t change what happened, but we can certainly help better the situation with our expert legal tactics. Contact us today for more information.