Typically, when a car accident happens, there is a lot of hostility between the parties involved. Everyone is frustrated and emotions are running high, and frequently, the parties feel they know who was at fault. However, you cannot just assume you know who is liable. Negligence must be proven to win a personal injury case.
There are certain situations when the driver’s negligence can be proven 99% of the time.
In these situations, liability is not generally disputed by the other party’s insurance company, and there is a very good chance you will be successful in your personal injury claim.
1. Rear-end collisions – If someone hits you from behind it is always their fault. Drivers are expected to keep a safe distance from the car in front of them.
2. Left-hand turns – If a car is involved in an accident while making a left-hand turn, the driver of that car will almost always be found at fault. When a car making a left-hand turn is hit by oncoming traffic, it is generally their fault because they were reckless for turning when they did. Rarely are there exceptions to this rule, but liability may be disputed if:
- The oncoming vehicle ran a red light
- The oncoming vehicle was going at an exceptionally high rate of speed.
3. Impaired drivers – If a driver is involved in an accident while under the influence, even if it is not their fault, he or she will always share some of the liability.
If you were involved in one of these three types of accidents, you need to call me right away at 1 (800) 556-4769.
There is a good chance you can be compensated for your injuries. Knowing you have a good case, the other party’s insurance company may try to take advantage of you by offering you a low settlement. You need to be prepared, and the only way you can do that is by talking to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.