MFA LAW, Chicago’s personal injury law firm answers your most asked questions!
After being in an accident, how do you present your case and prove liability?
First of all, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible, especially if you have sustained serious injury.
So, what will you need to prove?
- Who is responsible for causing the accident;
- Who violated what laws to cause the crash;
- What damages were sustained in the collision;
- What injury did the driver and passengers suffer;
After you have proved liability, you then have to prove damages caused by the breach of responsibility and liability.
You have to prove which driver was at fault, who did what wrong, and then the nature, duration and the extent of injuries.
If you have been in a simple fender bender where no one involved was hurt and no one was hospitalized, such an accident can usually be handled through the insurance company. Even so, do not rule out facts and circumstances of the collision, you may want to contact an attorney either way just to make sure your rights are protected.
If you are not sure what to do next, contact the law office of Morici, Figlioli and Associates at (312) 372-9600.