How Can You Tell If You’ve Been Injured By Negligent Driving?

car-accident-1660670_640No one ever wants to be involved in a car accident. But like it or not, they happen. You might well end up involved in one yourself, even in spite of your best efforts.

Should that occur – and should you end up with a debilitating injury as a result – you might well be entitled to compensation. Assuming, that is, you can prove the other driver (or drivers) involved was reckless or negligent. Unfortunately, that’s usually easier said than done.

Car accidents are…well, they’re messy affairs. It’s not always entirely clear what happened, how it happened, or even why it happened. To start with, there are a few questions you can ask yourself at the scene of an accident (or once you’ve recovered after an accident) to help you figure things out:

  • From my perspective, what happened? What sequence of events led up to this moment?
  • What did weather conditions on the road look like? Was there ice? Rain? Sleet?
  • Who hit who first?
  • Did one of the two vehicles make an unexpected stop? Which one?
  • Did any of the drivers involved in the accident overreact and/or overcompensate?
  • Were any of the drivers engaged in unsafe driving practices? (ie. reckless driving, distracted driving, intoxicated driving, etc.)
  • Were any of the drivers especially negligent? Did everyone signal as they should have, and stop at red lights and stop signs?

Faultless accidents can happen, too – but they’re relatively rare. Most of the time, someone messed up somewhere. They were distracted for only a moment, took a corner too sharp, or drove too far over the speed limit.

And when you’re behind the wheel, a moment of negligence is all it takes.

But what can you do if the other driver isn’t accepting responsibility? What can you do if the guilty party has left you injured and gotten off more or less scot-free?

Here’s where Bormaster Law comes in. We’ve a long history of working with clients injured by car accidents and trucking accidents. We know how to filter out fault and blame. And we know what’s required to get a settlement – and to help you get back to your life.

Contact us today for a free consultation, and we’ll do whatever we can to ensure that the people who hurt you are held accountable.