How do you prove fault in a car accident?

Despite our best intentions, most Frankfort residents will be involved in a car crash at least once during their driving career. No matter how careful of a driver you are, there are always other drivers on the road who may not be as careful. A car accident can cause serious injuries or even death and determining who is at fault for the accident is extremely important.

Determining fault in a car accident can be tricky but important. Drivers and witnesses can say who they think is at fault but that doesn't prove. Police reports can be a good start for determining who is at fault. The reports can contain evidence about liability based on the police officer's observations of evidence at the scene. It can also indicate if anyone was issued a ticket. Other evidence that can be helpful include photos of the accident and eyewitness testimony. In a rear end collision, usually the car at the back is considered at fault. Drivers who are speeding or drunk would also be found at fault in most cases.

If a Frankfort resident has been involved in a car accident they may not know where to start. Injuries from a car accident can often be serious and lead to extensive medical bills and lost wages. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help their client figure out what happened to cause the accident and who is at fault. An attorney has the experience in knowing what to look for and who to talk to. If the accident was caused by another driver's negligence, they can help their client recover damages for their injuries. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

No on expects their loved one will be involved in a car accident. Compensation can help a family get back on their feet with minimal impact to their finances.

Source: injury.findlaw.com, "Car accident liability: Proving fault in a car crash", accessed on Dec. 7, 2017

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