The Role of Police in Determining Fault in S.C. Car Accidents
There is a variety of information – evidence – potentially available in a car after an accident that should be preserved in case there is a legal claim. This may range from evidence that shows a driver’s or passenger’s contact with the windshield, to technical information from the car’s “black box” event data recorder (EDR).
A car that is seriously damaged, or “totaled,” in a crash may be destined for the junkyard, but it should instead be secured after a wreck that involves serious personal injury or a death. This applies to each vehicle involved in a car crash. A driver or passenger injured in the accident, or the family of someone who died, may be eligible for compensation from the driver at fault for the accident. But such a claim must be proven, often with evidence that only exists in the wrecked vehicles.