There are many different factors that affect the cause of a car accident and the injuries suffered as a result of a car accident. The speed of the vehicles, the model of the vehicles and even the amount of tension in your muscles at the moment of impact can all affect how serious the accident becomes. In the immediate aftermath of the accident, many people find themselves disoriented, confused and anxious, which can make it difficult to recall crucial events.
Some people are afraid that they may end up weakening their chances of compensation depending on their approach to the accident, such as failing to wear a seat belt or changing their story. Unfortunately, there is no concrete answer for this, because each car accident is different and the circumstances can vary greatly. However, the thing that is ultimately most important in a car accident claim is proving that another party caused the accident through negligent behavior.
It is possible that if you demonstrated some degree of negligence, such as choosing not to wear a seat belt, that you may be entitled to less compensation, but you will still be able to recover compensation of some kind. Additionally, if you change your story?say, for instance, that after the accident, you apologized to the other driver, claiming that you should have been paying more attention, but then later claim that you were fully aware of what was going on?you can sometimes prove that you were not thinking clearly after the accident.
Car accidents are a complex legal matter, especially because very few people are willing to admit that they were at fault in an accident, and they will often do whatever they can to prove that they were not responsible. That is why Oklahoma residents are encouraged to seek the aid of an attorney who can help them build a strong case to prove what really happened.