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Common Causes of Car Accidents
Driver negligence is defined as a driver failing to adhere to the minimal safety requirements that drivers are reasonably expected to follow. Common negligent behaviors include speeding, distracted driving, aggressive driving, failing to obey traffic signs and laws, and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These all constitute negligence and the responsible driver can be held accountable for his/her actions if the driver causes an accident. If the other party of your accident engaged in any of these behaviors, contact an attorney today to help maximize your compensation.
Another common cause of car accidents is defective car parts. Even if it appears that the other’s party’s negligence caused your injuries, it is possible that a defective car part is to blame. An experienced car accident attorney will investigate your accident, gather all witness and police reports, as well as expert testimony, and determine if your accident was caused by the car manufacturer. Filing a liability claim against a car manufacturer may prove difficult without an experienced attorney by your side.
Often, car accident victims and their families are unaware of their rights when injured in a car accident. It can be overwhelming to try and fight the responsible party and their insurer for compensation without the full knowledge of the law. Furthermore, if the responsible party is underinsured or uninsured, it can be even more difficult to obtain compensation, and victims may have to file a claim with their own insurers. Whether filing against another driver or a car manufacturer, there are statues of limitations that determine how long you have to file a claim. An experienced car accident attorney can help you navigate the long and arduous process of filing a personal injury claim and can make sure all important documents are received by the court in a timely manner.