Determining fault after an accident may seem like one more hurdle you have to jump to get the compensation you need even though you're injured and not in a position to stand up for yourself. That's a good reason for hiring your attorney; he or she can step in and help you argue for the compensation you deserve, not just the settlements you're offered.
Before you can receive any compensation, the person at fault for the accident must be determined. Normally, the person at fault is fairly obvious. For instance, if the other driver ran a red light, was intoxicated, was distracted or fell asleep, then you'd be able to easily argue that you were not at fault and that the other driver was behaving negligently.