Car accidents are an unfortunate occurrence in life. The results of car accidents depend on the size of the vehicles, their speeds, and the point of impact. While many people are able to walk away from car accidents, it is not always the case. In best case situations, the car will have taken the brunt of the damages and the driver will remain uninjured. Other times, the accident may result in serious injuries or even death. It is important to contact an attorney if you believe your accident was a result of the negligence of another driver.
While everyone should pay attention and have full control of all their capacities while driving, there are ways an individual may end up in a car accident. Accidents can be a result of outside conditions and poor driving decisions. Some dangerous behaviors may include:
- Texting while driving
- Using other mobile devices while driving
- Running stop signs
- Failure to yield
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while tired
- Excessive speeding/reckless driving
What to Do After an Accident
After a car accident, it is important to stay put and contact the authorities. If possible, it is important to take pictures of the crash before any vehicles are moved. When the police arrive, they will oversee a report of the accident and all crucial evidence. Medical attention should also be sought if there are any injuries on the scene. If the accident involved a serious injury or wrongful death, it is crucial to contact an attorney once the situation is handled.
Burden of Proof
When an individual brings a personal injury case to court, it is required that they provide evidence for their case. This is what is known as the “burden of proof.” In order to hold another party responsible for your injury, the individual must prove that the accident and the injuries sustained as a result of it were caused by negligence. In some cases, another driver caused the accident. In others, the accident could have been caused by poor road conditions. Evidence that can be used to help your case may be the police report, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the accident, or witnesses to the accident.
If the individual’s case is found to be successful, they may be entitled to financial compensation. This may recover damages for pain, suffering, and any impact on the quality of their life. This compensation may also cover medical bills, any lost income, or damages to their property.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident and seek legal representation, contact the Law Offices of Timian & Fawcett, LLC. today.
If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.