You may have heard that if you are hit from behind while driving, the other driver is at fault. This is because one of the most basic rules of the road is that a driver is supposed to be able to safely stop their car to avoid injury. When a driver does not pay attention to the road and hits a car in front of him or her, the victim is able to recover for the damage done. Damages typically include reimbursement for lost wages and medical expenses, the cost to repair or replace your car, and pain and suffering. In order to recoup these losses, you have to prove certain things – one of those things is to prove the person who hit you from behind was negligent.
Proving negligence in a car accident means:
- Investigating the accident by looking at the police report, talking to witnesses, and taking the statement of all parties involved.
- Taking photos of the accident scene, including the cars involved and making note of the direction each was traveling.
- Making notes about the time of day, the weather, and the road conditions. All of these things play a factor in a car wreck and having notes about outside forces helps put the puzzle pieces together when investigating an accident.
Every personal injury case has its own set of unique facts. It is these facts that allow your attorney to develop a plan that works best for you. Knowing where the cars were positioned and what the drivers were doing just before the accident helps provide a clear picture of what happened. When a driver hits another motorist from behind it is likely due to inattention caused by distraction. The distraction could be from texting while driving, not looking at the road, talking to passengers, disciplining a child in the backseat, or disregarding traffic signals. Each of these instances is evidence of negligence, which is the standard used by the Courts when determining liability in car accidents. We have the experience you need to give the Court the evidence required to prove your case. Let us help you today by investigating the facts, developing a strategy, and making a demand for full reimbursement for your injuries.
If you have been in an accident, call us for help. Contact the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC at 800-279-6331 or visit us online.