One of the most important steps people can take in the wake of a car accident is to determine who was at fault. Insurance companies, police officers, bystanders and other drivers often have some statement to make in terms of what they believe was the cause of a crash, but the statements that can matter most to victims are those that are presented in court.
Establishing fault and negligence following a car accident can be crucial. Not only can it get victims the answers they deserve, but it can also play a vital role in determining if and how much a victim may pursue in legal damages. In the state of Illinois, damages can be awarded to victims but only if the victim is not more than 50 percent at fault for the accident.