Accident injuries account for many personal injury claims, and with good cause. Car crashes continue to climb after flattening out during 2020. Understanding how the process works and what you may need to show that the crash affected you can help.
The burden of proof falls to you to show that the other driver is responsible. Learn a bit more about what this means in terms of your case and its success.
What do you need to show negligence?
The most significant element you need to prove before a proceeding begins is that you have standing to bring the case. In the realm of personal injury, this means proving that the driver who caused the crash acted recklessly and that the negligent behavior was preventable. Examples of this include:
- The at-fault driver ran a stop sign
- The at-fault driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- The at-fault driver was speeding
What do you need to show the crash caused your injuries?
Once you have standing to proceed, you should gather evidence that the crash caused your health to worsen. This is where your medical records, including your prior medical history, will come into play. If you were healthy and, until this crash, worked full-time and contributed to your household in ways you now no longer can or at least could not while you recovered, these records are crucial to getting compensation. Accident reports and re-creation professionals may show the correlation between the physics of the crash and your medical damage, not to mention the fact that the other driver was the one to blame.
A personal injury claim aims to help you receive assistance with medical care and get some of the money you lost from your inability to work while you recovered.