Not every car accident is a life-changing ordeal that seriously affects not only you but your loved ones as well. However, such accidents do happen, and unfortunately there is no way to predict where or when they will occur. You could go through your life never getting into an accident, driving safely for years and years, and then suddenly another driver glances down to read a text message or decides to have a few shots before getting behind the wheel.
It only takes the slightest distraction or moment of negligence for a car accident to occur, and depending on a variety of factors, it could be a minor accident or a devastating collision. Some of these factors include the size and type of vehicle or vehicles involved. For example, car accidents involving motorcycles or semi-trucks are much more likely to cause massive amounts of physical injury or property damage, and they could easily be fatal.
Of course, an accident involving two cars can also be serious and life-changing depending on the speed of the vehicles, the way in which the vehicles collide and even the ways in which the people inside the vehicles are thrown. If you are involved in such an accident that causes serious or fatal injury and you were not at fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
The law is very clear when it comes to motor vehicle accidents: victims do not have to pay for the negligence of others. Unfortunately, exactly who if anyone was negligent may not be so clear. Proving that another party was negligent in your accident can be the difference between struggling to manage an injury that was not your fault and having the compensation necessary to get the treatment you need. Consulting with an attorney can help you build a strong case to prove you were not at fault in an accident.