If you’re lucky enough to be involved in a collision where nobody was injured or any injuries were minor, it might be possible for you to resolve your claims for medical care and property damage directly with the insurance companies. But the greater the damage or injury, the more likely it is that a lawsuit will follow.
What are the most common causes for automobile accidents? They include:
· Driver Error—the most common cause, it can include failure to yield the right of way, following too closely, and driving at excessive speeds.
· Distractions—these can occur from outside of the car, such as when something at the side of the road attracts the driver’s attention, or inside, such as where the driver attempts to dials a cellular phone.
· Intoxication—when the ability to drive is impaired as a result of alcohol or drugs, drivers are more likely to cause car accidents.
· Bad weather—bad weather conditions can contribute to an accident by decreasing visibility, diminishing traction, or an unexpected hazard such as black ice.
· Road design—poorly designed roadways, intersections, or poorly placed and poorly designed road signs or barriers can all be causes of accidents.
· Vehicle Defects—an accident can result from a tire blowout, brake failure, or other mechanical failure.
Most automobile accident litigation involves a driver from one vehicle claiming that the driver of the second caused the accident through negligent driving. It can also involve a passenger claiming injury as a result of a driver’s negligence. Litigation can also be brought against a governmental agency, which fails to properly design or maintain a road. or include a product liability claim against the manufacturer of a car or car part, or a mechanic who left a vehicle in a dangerous condition. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t waste time. Call the Law Offices of Michael L. Neff today – before the evidence disappears. We can tell you if you have cause for litigation.