Car accidents can result in soft tissue injuries to severe and even fatal injuries. Usually, liability is quite clear, and the injured party has a right to be compensated.
Where you live, what the laws are and what claims you can make are the significant factors that affect where the case will go and how it will continue. The primary goal of the claim anywhere is to find out who was at fault. At times, it is quite evident who was at the blame i.e. which of the drivers broke the rules and led to the injuries and damage. This is usually the case where three impartial eye-witnesses are present.
At other times, however, it is not that clear who was at fault. Therefore, to prove liability, the injured person must show these things: a legal duty was owed, a duty was breached and that the breach of rights led to the injuries.
Owing a legal duty means that the driver operated the vehicle with reasonable care. Each driver owes other drivers a duty. This proof will establish that no negligence was present at the part of the injured.
The second proof involves a claim that the defendant was negligent in performing reasonable care in the duties. This means that the driver did not act in a way in which a reasonable driver would have worked. It ensures whether or not there was a breach in car accidents.
The last proof is that if the driver were careful, the direct or proximate accident would not have occurred. Therefore the violation of law and care resulted in the injuries.
In the case of a claim for injuries, the best thing is to seek medical help as soon as possible to not only rule out any chances of hidden, fatal injuries but also to make your claim stronger.
Secondly, obtain the driver’s name, number, address, license number, vehicle number and insurance information. Contact your automobile insurance company to tell them that an accident has occurred, so that the insurance company can assign a claim number. Provide your insurer with the complete detail and give them a recorded statement if they so ask.
Also, report the accident to the other driver’s company as well, but be careful in speaking with the other driver’s insurer as they represent the other party. Also, avoid providing the recorded statement. Lastly, consider hiring an experienced personal injury attorney for the settlement of your claim.