Causation And Fault In Car Accident Cases

The aftermath of a car accident can be truly disorienting. In a literal sense, in the seconds after a crash you may not be able to tell which way is up and which way is down. In a figurative sense, you may spend the hours and days after a crash feeling dazed and unsure of exactly what to do and how to feel. Understand that you do not need to navigate the financial stresses, practical challenges, and legal questions related to your situation alone. Instead, you can work with an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area who can help you to pursue rightful compensation for the injuries you have sustained and the property damage that you are now needing to address with insurance providers.

Building a Solid Legal Strategy

As an experienced, serious car accident injury lawyer in Medford, OR at Andersen Morse & Linthorst can attest, before an attorney can begin negotiating with insurance representatives in earnest and before an attorney can begin pursuing personal injury damages on your behalf, they must accurately ascertain what caused your crash and who may be held liable for the harm that you’ve suffered.

In order to determine the causes of your crash, an attorney will need to initiate a thorough and objective investigation of the circumstances that led up to your accident. You may have a strong suspicion as to what caused your crash. However, a lawyer cannot build a solid legal strategy on your behalf until they have collected evidence that proves what did and did not cause your accident. Once this investigation has concluded, your lawyer will be in a position to determine who may be held liable for the injuries that you have suffered.

You can likely hold other parties accountable for their contributions to the causes of your crash even if you were partially to blame for your injurious circumstances. To mount a successful personal injury case, your attorney will need to prove that any defendant named in your case owed you a duty of care under the law, violated that duty by conducting themselves in negligent, reckless, or intentionally dangerous ways, and directly caused your injuries as a result of their actions or inactions. If your case is solid and provable, you may be entitled to significant compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and other losses incurred as a result of your crash.