Is fault easy to prove in certain types of car accidents?
When Pittsburgh residents get behind the wheel, as they often do on a daily basis, they never think that they will be the one involved in a horrific car accident. The reality is that car accidents can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone. Innocent drivers and passengers are involved in serious car accidents that can have a number of resulting injuries. An accident investigation is a great place to start if you believe you or a loved one has been unjustly injured in a car accident.
There are all types of car accidents. However, certain types of car accidents can, on the surface, appear to prove fault of a driver involved in the accident. For example, rear-end car accidents are almost always the fault of the driver who hit the other from behind. This is because that driver needed to give adequate following distance, and failed to, when they ran their can into the back of the other. Other accidents, called left-turn accidents, can indicate liability of a party if someone taking a left-turn collides with oncoming traffic.
Since left turn drivers almost always need to yield to oncoming traffic, an accident of this nature may indicate fault as well. It is advised for anyone involved in a car accident to obtain a copy of the accident investigation, or to conduct their own investigation into the causes behind a crash. Injuries sustained in either a rear-end accident or a left-turn accident can be serious and require expensive medical attention and care. Compensation may be available to drivers or passengers that are able to prove another party’s liability in connection with car accident injuries.
These types of accidents are not the only types in which fault can be discovered. Since there can be many factors that may have contributed to a driver’s negligent behavior, such as intoxicated driving or distracted driving, one may not know immediately these factors. Again, this is where accident investigation is helpful in determining if any hidden factors may have contributed to car accident injury. It is possible to recover financially for the injuries another driver may have caused you or a loved one.
Source: injury.findlaw.com, “Car Accident Liability: Proving Fault In a Car Crash,” Accessed December 26, 2016