Getting to the bottom of why a car crash happened can take time and careful detective work. If the police tell you the other driver was not drunk or drugged, and the driver swears they did nothing wrong, and you know you didn’t either, what could have happened?
First, it is crucial to remember that no well-informed driver will tell you they made a mistake. Doing so would harm their ability to claim compensation, so take it with a pinch of salt if someone says a wreck was not their fault.
Here are some things to consider:
Did the driver have kids in the car?
You know how hard kids can try to get a parent’s attention and how challenging it can be to ignore them. Kids often get bored on car journeys and make even more demands on their parents than usual. It only takes a second of distraction for a driver to miss something and crash.
Where were they driving from?
Look at their clothes. A ruffled party outfit may indicate they have been up all night. A dirty work uniform first thing in the morning may indicate they have just done a night shift. Anything that disrupts normal sleep patterns could cause driver fatigue, making crashing more likely.
Do they have things thrown around the car?
If you see a phone, make-up, road maps, food wrappers or drinks bottles on the passenger seat, it may suggest the driver was using one of those things when they crashed and was not paying full attention to the road.
Getting legal help to investigate all possible crash factors will be crucial to getting the compensation you need if injured in a car crash.