Vehicle Causes Significant Damage after Crashing into Murfreesboro Bank
An accident involving two vehicles caused one to veer off the roadway and into the side of a bank in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, causing significant damage to the structure of the building.
A staff report by wkrn.com states that the accident occurred at the F&M Bank on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro just after 10 p.m.
Rescue crews stated that a Dodge Neon plowed through the building after colliding with another vehicle moments earlier.
The driver of the Dodge Neon was able to exit the vehicle without assistance didn’t suffer serious injuries.
As a result of the accident, officials with the Murfreesboro Building and Codes Department were required to assess the structural integrity of the building after the collision to make sure it’s still inhabitable and suitable for day-to-day business.
Matt Hardin Law’s team of Murfreesboro car accident attorneys is glad that no one was seriously injured in this accident.
How Can Police Determine Who Caused Car Accidents?
When a person is injured or their property is damaged due to a car accident, they may wish to file a lawsuit in order to receive compensation for their losses. However, in order for a lawsuit to be successful, they must first know who caused the accident. It’s up to police to determine who was ultimately responsible for car accidents and they use several methods to do so, such as:
- Interviewing witnesses
One of the most sure-fire methods of determining who caused a car accident is interviewing witnesses. If multiple people saw the car accident and their stories are all similar regarding which driver appeared to cause the car accident, it won’t take long for police to determine who was ultimately responsible. However, if witness statements and recollections differ, police may need to resort to other methods.
- Reviewing traffic camera footage
Not all accidents occur within sight of traffic or security cameras, but when they do, police have valuable evidence on their side to determine who caused the accident. Traffic cameras are often placed at major intersections in cities, and if the accident occurs far away from an intersection, police can still obtain footage from security cameras located at private homes and businesses nearby to help their investigation.
- Analyzing the crash scene evidence
If no witness statements or camera footage are available, police may need to investigate the crash by looking at things like skid marks on the road, debris from the vehicles that were involved, and the damage patterns on the vehicle themselves. In some cases, investigators may be able to piece together what happened simply by viewing where each vehicle was damaged and its location on the roadway when the accident occurred.
- Statements from the drivers
Finally, some car accident investigations can end as soon as they begin if one or both of the drivers involved admit right away what caused the accident. Finding out the truth immediately saves police a significant amount of investigative work and allows victims a chance to immediately begin pursuing compensation through their insurance providers or by contact an experienced attorney.
Being involved in a car accident is a frustrating and emotionally draining experience. Not only can it cause you to suffer serious injuries that may prevent you from working for long periods of time, but it also may involve a long and drawn out investigation to determine who was responsible for the accident.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, the Murfreesboro car accident lawyers at Matt Hardin Law can help. Not only can we help investigate the accident to prove the other driver’s negligence, but we can also help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Get in touch with us today by dialing (615) 600-4941 or by completing a free online consultation form.