Good Fences And Not So Good Neighbors: Property Law 101

Good Fences And Not So Good Neighbors: Property Law 101

Injured From Being Rear-Ended? Know How To Win Your Day In Court

by Hunter Moore

When you are injured due to another driver rear-ending your car, you would think that the case should be pretty clear about who was at fault. Unfortunately, it's possible for the other driver to place the blame on you so that they are not stuck paying for your medical expenses and car repairs. Being compensated for an injury goes beyond just the bills though, as it can also cover lost wages and the stress you had to go through. A lawyer can help fight on your behalf while you are recovering, and can use the following evidence to do so.

Vehicle Black Box

You may have heard about black boxes in airplanes, but these also exist in newer cars as well. These data recorders can help prove who was at fault in an accident by measuring things such as the car's movements, how fast you're driving, and even if you used a turn signal. More importantly, they can help prove if an accident was caused by a defect in a car or the way you were driving.

This could be the key to knowing who to go after in an automobile accident lawsuit, because the other driver could actually have a legitimate case if they claim it was not their fault. If data from your car's black box is able to prove that the car malfunctioned, your lawyer can help redirect your lawsuit at the manufacturer of the car rather than the other driver.


Was anybody at the accident scene when it occurred? Hopefully, you have the contact info for any witnesses to the accident so that your lawyer can reach out to them later. If you have somebody that can help prove your story, it will be one more key piece of evidence on your side. All they may need to do is go to the police station to make an official statement or potentially appear in court to tell a judge.

Proof of Your Injuries

A claim that may be made against you is that your injuries did not occur from the accident. The defendant may make the claim that you were injured in another way after the accident occurred, and are trying to blame the accident for those new injuries. This is why it is so important to be evaluated by a doctor immediately after a crash, no matter how big or small you may think your injuries are at first.

For more advice on how to prove your case, work with a local auto accident attorney.


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Good Fences And Not So Good Neighbors: Property Law 101

If you've recently moved into a new house and your neighbors are claiming you've infringed on their property line with your new fence, you may not know what to do. Sure, the idea of contacting a lawyer can be intimidating, but if your neighbors are insistent that you're on their property and you can't prove otherwise, an attorney may be the best choice. I created this site to help people just like you understand the laws surrounding property boundaries, real estate claims, and similar issues. I hope that the information here will give you some clarity as to whether or not you need to consult an attorney to protect your interests.