In some motor vehicle crashes, it becomes clear quite quickly what happened and who is most likely responsible. In other car accidents, it may take some time to determine the factors that led to them, whether they take place on Minnesota roadways or elsewhere. The parties involved need this information as they navigate through the aftermath of these incidents.
For instance, two vehicles collided on a recent Saturday afternoon. Preliminary reports do not provide much information about the crash other than the fact that the car involved ended up in an embankment, and the motorcycle rider’s injuries were not as serious as they could have been because he or she was wearing a helmet. Both drivers escaped with injuries that were categorized as not life-threatening.
Even so, injuries do not have to threaten a person’s life in order to have a significant impact on it. A lengthy recovery time usually means more medical costs, more time off work and other adjustments to life, even if only temporarily. Since the investigation remained ongoing at last report, the parties may not yet have enough information to begin pursuing restitution for their damages.
Even though the official report is not necessarily needed in order to begin filing personal injury claims, it does help in order to establish negligence. When it comes to making claims regarding car accidents, it is important to identify and prove causality. Doing so could be problematic. It would help to consult with a Minnesota attorney who routinely assists others in these types of case.