As you drive to work, you come to a halt at a red light. All of a sudden, though, another motor vehicle rear-ends your car. Now, you must deal with car damage along with serious injuries.
Unfortunately, a car wreck in Alabama can easily happen as a result of another person’s careless behavior. In this situation, you have the right to seek compensation for the injuries you suffered in the accident as well as the damage that your car sustained. Here is a look at how to prove that the other driver caused your accident.
Use police reports for proving fault
When you are involved in an injury accident, you should ideally contact police as soon as possible. The responding police officer will likely create an official report on the crash.
The officer will include in the report statements from you regarding what took place. The officer may also provide his or her own opinion regarding who caused the collision, which may help you to prove the other driver’s fault in the crash. For instance, he or she may acknowledge that the other driver was driving too quickly based on how skid marks in the area appear. It is important that you ask the officer how you can obtain the report after it has been filed at the police station.
Use state laws to prove fault
Alabama traffic laws can also help you to support your argument regarding the other driver’s liability for your accident. For instance, in the case of an accident involving merging into traffic, a vehicle code dealing with yielding to traffic can be helpful for proving fault. An attorney can help you to pinpoint the code that is most relevant to your specific car accident situation.
Your rights following an injury accident that was not your fault
It is within your rights to file a personal injury claim against the individual who caused your injury accident. If you establish liability before the civil court hearing your case, based upon a showing of negligence, you may receive a monetary award that might help you to cover your medical costs, motor vehicle damage and other associated expenses. In addition, the award can assist you in addressing any emotional distress resulting from the car accident.