Statistically, older drivers are more likely to die in car crashes than middle-aged drivers. Additionally, older drivers sometimes suffer from vision problems, health impairments, and cognitive issues that make them more likely to cause car crashes. However, anyone who seeks damages from you or your insurance company for accident injuries must prove that you caused the car accident.
What the Plaintiff Needs to Prove in a Car Crash Case
Before the injured party can receive compensation, they must present evidence to convince the insurance company or the court that negligence caused the accident and resulting injuries. Often, this evidence includes things such as:
- Pictures from the accident scene
- Photos of vehicle damage
- Police reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Testimony of accident reconstruction experts
The plaintiff will need to use this evidence to prove that you failed to act with reasonable care, thereby causing the crash and the plaintiff’s crash-related injuries.
Protect Your Right to Fair Compensation
Don’t give up your right to fair compensation for your injuries just because the other driver tries to blame the crash on your age. If you can prove that the other driver was solely or primarily responsible for the accident, you may be able to recover damages. Your recovery may include compensation for past and future medical costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
We won’t let preconceived ideas about older drivers get in the way of the truth or your fair recovery. Contact the Browning Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation about your rights after your accident. We will handle all aspects of your legal recovery and regularly update you on our progress while you concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery.