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Proving negligence in a personal injury claim

Car accidents aren't something that you generally can prepare for. Many times, these crashes occur so quickly that you don't have time to brace for the impact. When you suffer injuries because of a car crash, you might have to deal with an influx of expenses related to the injuries.

We know that you probably don't have an unlimited supply of cash to cover the expenses of a car crash. In fact, having to cover the expenses of a crash can put a strain on your finances. When these injuries require you to take time off work, the strain can increase even more.

You might choose to look into ways that you can try to get some of the expenses covered. One of these options is that you might file a personal injury lawsuit. This would enable you to turn to the person who is liable for the crash to recover some of the money you have paid.

Many different considerations go into a personal injury claim. One of these is that you will have to show that the other driver was being negligent or reckless. This might be easy, but it can be challenging in some cases.

We have to look at all of the evidence in the case to determine how to show what happened. Cellphone records, for example, might come in handy if the other driver was on the phone. Police reports, pictures of the scene and witness statements might also help here.

In West Virginia, you have only two years to file a personal injury claim. This might seem like a lot of time, but it will likely go fast so take action today.

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