Sometimes, accidents happen and nobody is truly at fault. In other cases, however, another person’s negligence can directly cause injuries that wouldn’t have otherwise occurred. This is especially true in automobile accidents, when negligence can very quickly have disastrous consequences. But how can you prove that the accident was a direct result of that negligence, and not simply an unfortunate accident? Here’s what you need to know about proving driver negligence if you’re injured in a car accident.
Before we dive into proving a driver’s negligence, let’s first discuss what negligence is. According to negligence is careless conduct that ends up causing another person harm. There is no malicious intent involved in these cases. Rather, the person simply neglected to do something they should have done, or they did something that they should not have done. Obviously there are many possible examples of negligence in a car accident situation, including:
The bottom line, however is that drivers are expected to follow the rules of the road and be reasonably careful to avoid other motorists or pedestrians. If they were not reasonably careful in some way, and somebody was harmed as a result, the driver can be held liable for that person’s injuries and other damages.
Proving Their Negligence
Now that you understand what negligence is, let’s discuss how to prove that another driver was negligent. To do so, there are several elements of liability law that will need to be addressed:
These four factors clearly establish the other driver’s negligence and shows that your injuries were a direct result of that negligence. With these four cornerstones of a case in place, you will have a strong foundation for pursuing compensation for your injuries.
Getting Help with Your Car Accident Case
If you were injured in a car accident and you believe that the other driver’s negligence is to blame, contact The Harr Law Firm today. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will consult with you on your case, determine if we have the necessary evidence to prove the driver’s negligence, and help you to pursue the compensation you deserve. We will advocate for you as we negotiate with the driver and their insurance company, review any settlement offers you might receive, and, if necessary, take the matter to court to ensure your rights are protected. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.