Proving fault is not always straightforward

In Kentucky, road accidents happen all too often and many of them could and should have been prevented. Sadly, there are countless reckless and irresponsible drivers on the roads, whose mistakes cause injuries and cost lives. Many of these are drunk drivers, whose erratic driving not only makes them more likely to crash, but also makes the road extremely dangerous for anyone else on it.

If you get caught up in such an accident, you could be badly hurt, or worse. Afterward, you may find yourself in shock and unsure how to proceed. This is the time to collect whatever evidence you can of the crash. Any details you can record may be beneficial if you decide to make a claim, especially as you may need to prove that the accident was caused by the other driver.

As this article on road accidents explains, proving fault is not always easy, even if it seems obvious who caused the accident. However, having a clear picture of the situation can be extremely beneficial, especially when making insurance claims. If the other driver was over the blood-alcohol concentration limit, they will have broken the law simply by driving. If this is the reason the accident occurred, they are likely to be liable.

You should not have to pay the price for someone else's irresponsible actions. Yet drunk driving accidents often leave their victims with serious injuries, costly medical bills and extensive damage to their vehicle. Covering the costs is not easy, but a successful claim could help a lot. An attorney may be able to help you build your case and collect the evidence you need to support it. He or she may also be able to assist you if you need to pursue a payout from your insurance provider.

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