Car Accident FAQ
What are the most common causes of car accidents?
Car accidents are commonly caused by driver negligence — reckless driving, DUI, and distracted driving are all a consequence of careless drivers. In some cases, car accidents are caused by external factors such as road conditions or mechanical issues.
Some common causes of car accidents include:
- Reckless driving
- Influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Vehicle defects
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequately maintained roads
- Misleading road signs
Who is liable for car accidents?
Just as the causes of car accidents vary widely, so do the people who may be liable for car accidents. In most cases, a driver will be primarily liable for damages. Compensation can be pursued through a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or through a personal injury claim, if applicable.
Third parties that may be liable for car accidents include vehicle manufacturers, mechanics, road maintenance entities, a driver’s employer, and businesses that serve alcohol.
How is liability and compensation determined in a car accident claim?
To determine who is liable for your injuries and the extent of your damages, evidence from the scene of the accident and following the collision can be used. Photographs, the physical damage on your car, medical bills, police reports, and witness accounts are all helpful pieces of evidence. Additionally, we can contact expert witnesses to interpret this evidence and establish your claim.
What can I recover through a car accident claim?
Pursuing compensation through a car accident claim can provide coverage for the economic and non-economic damages that result from a collision. Medical bills, lost wages, transportation costs, and pain and suffering are all common damages that result from motor vehicle collisions.
The value of your claim will be based on the total cost of economic damages with the impact of non-economic damages factored in.
What do car accident lawyers do?
Our legal team understands the complexities of car accident cases and can guide you through the claim process. We will help you get the medical attention you require, the evidence you need, and the compensation you deserve. In addition to gathering facts on your accident and building a case, we can represent you in any legal disputes that arise.
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