When determining guilt and culpability in an accident injury lawsuit, negligence is almost always present. Human error, negligence, or even deliberate misbehavior are to blame for the vast majority of car accidents. Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and have a duty of care to everyone else, including their own passengers and all other road users. Victims of car accidents who seek compensation may have to show that the other party was at fault. Things are not as simple as when you just need the help of a slip and fall attorney.
Here are just a few of the most prevalent reasons for an automobile accident that can lead to serious injury or death:
Unsafe or unprotected Left Turn
One of the most common collisions we encounter is the unsafe or unprotected left turn. When a driver does not have enough time to clear the road to avoid an accident, they attempt to make a left across traffic.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
When a motorist is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, his or her judgment is affected, which raises the chance of a car collision. Drivers who cause car accidents while intoxicated may be held liable for the victim’s damages. However, you can sue for carelessness even if the motorist hasn’t been charged with drunk driving. If he or she was intoxicated at the time of the accident and caused it, that would constitute negligence.
Driving while distracted is a risky practice
To the NHTSA, a distraction is anything that takes a driver’s focus away from driving while also causing them to take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or both. Among the many activities that could cause a driver to become distracted while driving are things like eating, drinking, grooming themselves, chatting on the mobile phone, fiddling with the radio or GPS, or having an unrestrained pet in the car with them.
Driving while fatigued is dangerous
Drivers who are drowsy or exhausted may not know they are being careless when they get behind the wheel. Driving while fatigued has the potential to result in catastrophic or even fatal accidents. Drunk driving impairs your capacity to drive safely because it reduces your reaction time, concentration, and ability to make sound decisions. Drivers who are drowsy or intoxicated are engaging in careless behavior and may be held accountable for the accidents they cause.
Breaking the law on the road
The regulations of the road include things like stopping at red lights and stop signs, yielding to other cars and pedestrians, making safe turns and lane changes, and driving within the speed limit. As drivers, we have a legal obligation to adhere to these rules. Drivers who intentionally or unintentionally violate these guidelines and cause an accident may be held liable for the resultant injuries and losses.
Autos with defects
Often a faulty vehicle or component, such as a faulty tire or airbag, can cause, contribute to or worsen the effect of an automobile collision. Automakers and manufacturers of defective parts may be held liable for injuries, damages, and losses caused by their products in such circumstances.