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How Do You Know if You Have a Car Accident Claim?

You’ve been in a car accident, but how do you know if you have a car accident claim? What criteria must be met for you to be compensated for any injuries or property damage that you have suffered? Each accident is unique, but there are a few common things that an experienced car wreck attorney will examine to see if there is a potential claim.

Who or what caused the car accident? In some instances, the answer is more obvious than others. In other cases, like this one we blogged about recently, there are a lot of details to consider. For example, an accident might occur when a driver takes evasive action due to the dangerous driving of a third driver. Sometimes equipment failure is to blame. An experienced car wreck attorney will go through the facts of your case to try and determine exactly who or what is to blame.

Was anyone negligent? Sometimes this is clear, such as when a driver fails to stop at a red light and causes an accident. Other times there may be more people who could have contributed to the accident. Perhaps a mechanic failed to do proper maintenance, a police officer recklessly engaged in a car chase, or a construction worker failed to stop traffic. These are just a few examples that demonstrate how more than one person may contribute to an accident.

What caused the injuries? In any car accident claim, you must be able to prove that your injuries or medical condition actually resulted from the accident. That is why it is important to discuss your injuries with your doctor and make sure that he knows your injuries resulted from a car accident. Cooperate with him and follow his advice for treatment. An experienced car wreck attorney will review your medical records to help determine the strength of your claim. For more information on seeking medical treatment after an accident, check out this post on our blog.

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