Car accidents are usually terrifying experiences that very often leave people in a state of shock. However, if a brief period of shock and a damaged vehicle are all you’re left to walk away with, you should consider yourself lucky. Many people are very badly injured in car accidents every single day, so it is important you know what to do if you are one of them. If you have recently been involved in a car accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of car accidents?
There are several different reasons motor vehicles accidentally collide. Sometimes it has to do with inclement weather conditions, such as black ice, sleet or heavy snow. Even heavy rain can cause a car to hydroplane into another vehicle. Poor road designs or conditions, such as potholes, ditches and more are also known to cause car accidents. However, it is no secret that most often, car accidents are caused by driver negligence. Here are some of the most common forms of driver negligence:
- Excessive speed
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting while driving
- Smoking while driving
- Eating while driving
- Navigating directions or maps while driving
- Disciplining children while driving
- Failing to comply with traffic lights and signs
- Failing to comply with the rules and regulations of the road
These are all examples of negligent behavior, and if you can prove another party was behaving negligently in any way at the time of your accident, you should be able to recover the compensation you deserve.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
Fortunately, if you find yourself injured due to another party’s negligence, there are a few things you can do to help your case. If you have a GoPro or a dashcam installed in your car, you should be able to record the events leading up to and during your accident. However, if you do not have a dashcam and were unable to record the incident or its aftermath, you may still consult with any witnesses and request their contact information. They may help verify your claim. Additionally, you should not wait to receive the necessary medical treatment. After you are in stable condition, a medical professional will provide you with documentation regarding your medical condition, which you may provide to the court.
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