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Determining Fault After a Blind Spot Accident

Advanced technology has led to the development of modern car safety tools that includes the Blind Spot Monitoring system installed in a vast majority of motor vehicles. However, blind spot accidents continue to occur because a driver of one vehicle cannot see another vehicle approaching. Depending on the speed of both vehicles, a blind spot car crash can produce serious injuries. Even if you are a safe driver, other drivers can at times be unpredictable.

If you suffered injuries because of a blind spot auto accident, you should meet with a personal injury attorney to determine which driver should shoulder most, if not all of the fault for causing the accident.

Examples of a Blind Spot Accident

One of the most common reasons for blind spot crashes is because a driver backing out of a parking spot cannot see another driver moving towards the vehicle. Another example of a blind spot accident is when a driver cannot see another vehicle because of the presence of dense foliage, such as a tall row of bushes or a series of thick trees. Poor weather conditions are another example of an accident that is caused by at least one driver who is not capable of seeing at least one other driver.

What Are the Common Damages That Are Associated with a Blind Spot Accident?

Because a blind spot accident is defined by one driver not seeing another vehicle approaching, both vehicles travel at normal speed. This means neither car had time to apply the brakes. Any type of car accident at a mandated speed limit can produce serious injuries.

  • Concussion
  • Whiplash
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Deep cuts generated by broken glass
  • Broken bones

How to React After a Blind Spot Accident

How you react after a blind spot car accident depends on the severity of your injuries. If you receive serious damage to your body, then your priority is to seek emergency care. Minor cuts and bruises can wait until you take care of a few things at the accident scene.

The first thing to do is call the nearest law enforcement agency. One of the responding officers will complete a thorough police report that acts as the primary source of evidence for your case.

Although law enforcement submits a copy of the police report to your attorney and insurance company, you should collect evidence as well to confirm the same evidence that was collected by the responding law enforcement officers. Photographs of the crash scene and witness accounts represent the two most persuasive pieces of evidence that determine fault.

Make sure to exchange information with the other driver(s), which should include the contact information of each driver’s insurance company. Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible after the crash to initiate an investigation into your claim. Finally, seek medical care if you require your doctor to address minor injuries.

Get Help Today

You should start a file for your case that includes evidence, witness accounts, and copies of your medical records. Presenting this information to a personal injury lawyer may improve the chances of your insurance company approving your claim. An attorney is also important to hire because of the need to determine fault. If your lawyer discovers the other driver caused the crash because of negligence, then you might have enough evidence to file a personal injury lawsuit.

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