Car accidents are so commonplace in Connecticut and throughout America that oftentimes people think nothing of them. It is important to remember that car accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities and injuries in our country.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you will likely start to think fairly quickly about what your next steps should be. You may be hospitalized or otherwise receiving medical treatment for the injuries you suffered in the car accident and, as you attempt to physically recover, you may also be thinking about whether or not you have potential legal options.
Personal injury cases
If you do have a legal option to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the party who allegedly caused the car accident, your primary concern will likely be how to prove the other driver was at fault. First, a law enforcement officer will usually respond to the scene of car accidents to make a preliminary crash report. The details and observations noted in that report may ultimately prove to be crucial. Next, determining if one car or the other had the right-of-way could be a crucial detail as well. Witness accounts can be important, as can any photos that were taken of the accident scene, the damage caused to vehicles and the injuries suffered by those involved.
In the end, each case is unique and, so, the facts in any given case will be unique as well. Experienced lawyers can work with injured car accident victims to help them build a case to prove fault in personal injury lawsuits.