The other guy got the ticket so it must be his fault right?
When a car accident occurs, you should call the police to the scene. The police take photos and witness statements and gather evidence that can be used in a personal injury case. People often think that once the person at fault gets the ticket, his fault is no longer in dispute. This is not correct.
The ticket requires that the person at fault go to court to explain why he was or was not at fault so that the court can decide his punishment. Often, the witnesses do not appear in court and the case is dismissed. If you are in an accident, you should call the court to make sure you know when the person at fault goes to court. You should then go to court on the date so you can explain what the person did to cause you injuries.
A personal injury lawyer with experience in auto accidents can help you understand these issues and make sure that your rights are protected.