Getting involved in a car accident can be a traumatizing experience. To begin with, you may have extensive car damage that would require you to pay an exorbitant amount of money to repair it. Secondly, you may have acquired several injuries due to the crash in the form of whiplash, a herniated disc, cuts, neck injuries, and so on. Naturally, if you were not the cause of the accident, you will likely want the negligent party to pay for all the expenses that you have incurred due to the accident. However, some people tend to overlook hiring a personal injury lawyer, as they assume that there is no possibility of determining fault but this is grossly untrue. Keep reading to find out a few of the ways that a personal injury could prove that the other driver was at fault after a car crash.
A personal injury lawyer will look for potential witnesses
It is normal to feel disoriented after a car crash. Hence, you probably will not have any recollection of the people who were present during the accident. But this should not worry you. Typically, a personal injury attorney will consult with the police so that they can get a list of potential witnesses, once they have the names of these witnesses, they will have a private investigator interview these individuals and gather all clues to what could have happened during the crash. You may be surprised that a witness will come forward with information proving that the other driver was going against traffic rules and, consequently, caused the crash. This witness can testify on your behalf and this will go a long way in building your case.
A personal injury lawyer can demand phone records
Over the years, there has been an increasing number of car accidents that are caused by phone use. And this is not surprising when you take into account the sheer number of notifications that one can receive at any given time. If the negligent driver was on their phone, whether making a call or texting a contact, your personal injury lawyer can prove that they were detracted enough to cause an accident. To do so, the personal injury attorney will issue a notice to the other party's mobile telephone provider for their phone records. These records will show specific times that the other party was using their phone. If these time records correspond with the time of the accident, the personal injury lawyer will prove that they were at fault.