Causation is one of the four elements of a negligence claim. When pursuing compensation for your damages, you must be able to prove that the negligent actions of another driver are a direct cause of your injuries. Proving this may require several pieces of evidence, which most people might not have access to or know how to get.
That is why it would be in your best interest to discuss your claim with one of our experienced Sacramento car crash lawyers who may be able to help gather the necessary evidence to prove causation.
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Physical evidence of the accident may help prove a driver’s negligent actions caused the crash:
Getting immediate medical treatment after an accident is not only important for your own health and well-being, but it is also important to help a link between your injuries and the crash.
Some of the following may be used as medical evidence to help prove your injuries were a direct result of the accident:
While physical evidence is necessary, it may need to be supplemented by expert testimony. For example, testimony from your treating doctors can help confirm your injuries were caused by the accident.
The cause of the accident itself may also be confirmed by an expert witness like a car accident reconstruction specialist. These experts reconstruct the scene to determine why the crash occurred and what the at-fault driver may have done wrong that resulted in an accident.
People who witnessed the accident may also be able to provide testimony to confirm your version of the events that led up to the crash, such as if the other driver was texting and driving, or how you noted certain injury symptoms immediately after the crash.
First, it is important to note that accident victims who have preexisting conditions or injuries may have a more difficult time recovering compensation. That said they should still be eligible to recover compensation.
If you do have medical records detailing preexisting injuries, it is important to disclose this information to your attorney as early as possible to avoid any surprises when building your case. Thanks to client-attorney privilege, this information is kept confidential until a lawsuit is filed and discovery begins.
You may be able to obtain compensation if the crash aggravated a preexisting injury, and you should be eligible for compensation for any new injuries. For example, if you previously underwent neck surgery and the new accident lengthened your recovery or caused new symptoms, you may have a valid case.
If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence but do not know how to go about proving your damages are a direct result of that negligence, you should strongly consider calling our experienced lawyers today.
Our attorneys have decades of experience gathering the necessary evidence to prove liability and help injury victims recover the compensation they need. We also charge no upfront fees before taking your case or working on it.
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