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May  27,  2011
By maryann

How to determine who is at fault in an auto accident
How to determine who's negligent in a car accident...

The question is how do you determine who’s at fault in an automobile accident case? Generally, there are a number of ways to determine who’s at fault or who the negligent party is. If you are cited, meaning the other party is given a traffic ticket or information in the police report determines that the other driver is at fault, this proves that the other driver was negligent and maybe liable for your injuries. Some of the easy ways to prove negligence are:
  1. If it is a rear end collision. If you are driving and get hit from behind, generally in all states, the law enforcements, courts, and insurance adjusters will determine that the person who hit you from the rear is the at fault driver and is negligent. 
  2. Another easy way to prove liability is left turn accidents. If someone makes a left turn in front of oncoming traffic and that person is struck, the person making the illegal left turn, by not giving the other car enough time or space to drive, will be at fault. This is a easy way to determine that the driver making the left turn would be the at fault driver.
Remember, to prove a negligence case:
  1. First, you must prove that there is negligence or liability for one party.
  2. Second that you have damages or something to determine that you have something to bring an action for.
  3. And then you have ability to pay, this means that the person who causes your damages was at fault and they have the responsibility to compensate your injuries.
The best way to do this is to check for an auto accident lawyer in your state who practices in the area of Personal Injury law. That person will be best able advise you if you have a cause of accident and what the damages are worth. Check with a car accident lawyer in your area for any accident you get involved in.
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May  27,  2011
By maryann
The question is, "if I have been involved in a car accident should I see a physician even if I don’t think I’m hurt?" That's a difficult question to answer. Many times people are involved in automobile accidents and they are not injured right away. What that means is they are involved in an accident and the next day they feel okay, but unfortunately many weeks or months later they will feel the residual effects of the accident. I recommend if you're involved in an automobile accident, see a competent physician and get checked out. Remember, if you are involved in an auto accident, the injuries that arise from that accident may not reveal themselves for several weeks or months. It is always important to get check out, which may involve getting X-rays, MRIs, or other diagnostic studies to determine if you have some latent injuries that you were not aware of. If you are injured and it was not your fault in the automobile accident, you may be compensated for your injuries. If you have a question, see an attorney who practices in the area of PI or Personal Injury. He or she can advice you to see a physician, get checked out, and advice you whether or not a claim may be right for you.
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