To obtain financial compensation after a car accident, you need to prove:
- The other driver was unreasonably careless or negligent or broke safety rules such as the speed limit or the laws on stopping at red lights or yielding,
- The other driver’s negligence or wrongful acts directly caused the crash, and
- You suffered actual damages that merit compensation from the other driver.
The more evidence you have to prove your case, the better your chances of being fully compensated for your losses. This is where Becker Law Office can help you.
We are experienced attorneys with a record of successfully handling auto accident cases throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.
We can assist in gathering evidence, presenting it to the insurer and negotiating a settlement that makes sense for you. We also work with the litigators at Bubalo Law PLC, who will take over if your case goes to court and will present the evidence in a compelling way so you have the best chance of the trial going in your favor.
To learn how we can assist in your case, call us today or contact us online. We can review your case for free and get started on seeking the relief you deserve.
Proving the Other Driver’s Fault in a Wreck
To prove that the other driver was the cause of the wreck, you need to show how the accident happened. Evidence that you can use in order to demonstrate what the other driver did and why it was dangerous includes:
- Police reports describing the cause of the wreck
- A criminal conviction of the other driver such as a speeding ticket or a conviction for drunk or reckless driving
- Accident scene photos showing the point of impact and debris in the roadways
- Phone records demonstrating the other driver was texting
- Toll, lodging or restaurant receipts showing how long the other driver was on the road to prove drowsy driving
- Hours-of-service logs to show that a professional driver was on the road too long
- Maintenance records to show the other driver failed to maintain the vehicle
- Accident reconstruction experts and mechanical experts to testify about how the forensic evidence explains the accident
- Eyewitness reports from others who saw the accident
- Black box data from inside the vehicles.
These are just some of the many different types of evidence that an accident attorney from Becker Law Office will help you to obtain and use to build your case. Evidence that is in the possession of the other driver can usually be obtained with the help of the court if the motorist or insurer is unwilling to voluntarily turn over the information.
Proving the Extent of Your Injuries
In addition to showing that the other driver was clearly to blame for the wreck, you also need to show just how badly you were hurt.
Your car accident damages will be primarily based on:
- Past and future medical bills
- Income lost due to missed work or a decline in earning power
- Pain and suffering you experience
In order to recover these damages, you can compile evidence that includes:
- Medical records, including the results of CT-scans, MRIs and X-rays
- Medical bills, including the cost of physical therapy, chiropractic care, surgeries, and all other treatments
- Testimony of medical experts
- Photographs of injuries
- Employment records
- Testimony of economists and actuaries who can testify on earning potential and expected career/ life span
- Reports from vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Testimony from life care planners
- A pain diary or pain journal
This evidence should provide a detailed picture of how your injuries caused you to experience significant financial loss, physical damage, and emotional distress.
Contact our Kentucky Car Accident Lawyers for Help Proving Your Case
Proving a car accident case to the insurance company or in a court of law can be difficult. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident anywhere throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana, the attorneys at Becker Law Office are here and ready to help you build a strong case.
Call or contact us online today to receive a free review of your case.