The list of possible causes for an automobile accident is nearly endless. While car accidents can occur for any number of reasons, causes are typically the fault of the driver(s), automobile, road conditions. Accidents may also be due to a combination of these three factors.
With regards to personal injury, driver negligence is always important and thoroughly investigated. Whether another driver was distracted, impaired, or otherwise liable is crucial to the outcome of a case. A driver may be negligent because he or she was texting/looking at a smartphone, adjusting the radio, reaching for an item he or she dropped, or just taking his or her eyes off of the road.
More severe examples of driver negligence include the driver being intoxicated or under the influence of drugs while operating a vehicle. There are many other forms of negligence which can have an impact on a personal injury case.
Road conditions and traffic patterns are also taken into account during an automobile accident case. Potholes, confusing or incorrect road signs, and the narrowness of a road are all examples of factors that can have an impact on the outcome of a case. In many cases, the organization that maintains the roadway on which the accident occurred may be held liable if poor driving conditions contributed to the accident.
Generally speaking, if you or another driver knowingly operate a faulty car, the party at fault may be held liable. Most notably, the steering, brakes, and blinkers are common elements of an automobile that contribute to an accident. Thus, if your vehicle experiences mechanical issues, it is best to get it inspected, and if possible, repaired by a professional. If you do not have the money or time to get your vehicle fixed, you should seek alternate forms of transportation until you are able to do so.
Attorney Wayne G. Resmini has been protecting the rights of automobile accident victims for over 30 years. An expert in automobile accidents, Attorney Resmini will fight for maximum compensation and ensure no detail is overlooked. To learn more, or to request a free consultation, please contact Attorney Resmini today.