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What to Do When Seemingly Nobody Is at Fault for Your Accident

Published on October 20th, 2020

Personal Injury Lawyer

When you are injured, you’ll often file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company, and may even sue the responsible party. These actions help you obtain compensation so you can get your medical bills paid. What should you do when it appears that no one is at fault for your accident? The following are a few ideas.

Ask Your Lawyer to Investigate

There’s always a chance you don’t know everything that is going on about your situation. It’s possible someone actually is responsible for your injuries, even though it seems like a big accident. The following are some examples to help you see how that could be:

  • You were walking into an appointment during a heavy storm. You slipped in a puddle of rainwater, fell and got injured. While it seems it was a freak accident, further investigation may show the owner of the property is responsible. Perhaps the drainage system in the parking lot wasn’t properly maintained. Perhaps there was an uneven or broken sidewalk under the water.
  • You were driving down the street when a big gust of wind blew a branch off a tree and straight through your windshield. No fault, right? Possibly wrong! If the property owner knew the branch was dead and loose, but he or she failed to have it taken care of, that property owner could be liable for your injuries and the damage to your car.
  • You were leaving work at night and had to walk through a dark alleyway. You ran into a dark metal bench, fell and sustained a head injury. It would seem you were responsible for tripping on the bench. After taking a deeper look, you may realize the employer didn’t adequately light the alleyway, which led to you being unable to see the bench. Your employer might be liable.

As you can see, it could be quite beneficial to have your lawyer investigate your situation. It could mean the difference between having to pay all your own medical bills and having compensation to cover the costs instead.

Use Your Personal Health Insurance

If, when it all comes down to it, there really is nobody responsible for your accident, you may need to utilize other benefits to cover your medical costs. Your personal health insurance is a great resource for that coverage.

Getting Started with a Lawyer

Whether it’s obvious who was at fault for your accident or you’re still trying to figure it out, it may help to get a lawyer involved. Contact an attorney, like a personal injury attorney from David & Philpot, P.L., today to get started.

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