A car accident can be caused by any number of things. But there are some things that happen more frequently than others, and when you know what can cause a wreck, you can take steps to help avoid a collision. However, even when you are paying careful attention and driving defensively, an accident can take place. If you happen to be in a car accident, the best thing you can do is to contact a qualified personal injury for help right away. Your attorney will protect your rights and make sure the proper steps are taken to demand reimbursement from the negligent driver.
Negligence is the failure to exercise a reasonable amount of care, the same amount of care a reasonable person would exercise in the same or similar circumstances. When drivers are negligent, an accident is likely. Four of the more common causes of car accidents, due to negligence, are:
- Distracted driving: whether a driver is distracted by a text or email message, a passenger, or is taking their eyes off the road to look at something else, distracted driving is a leading cause of car wrecks.
- Driving while intoxicated: drivers who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol have an increased chance of causing an accident than drivers who are not under the influence of any substances while driving.
- Inexperience: an inexperienced driver, of any age, can lack the ability to take evasive action to avoid an accident or may simply not know how to react in certain situations.
- Disregarding traffic laws: speeding, running red lights or stop signs, failing to yield, or following too closely are all examples of disregarding the rules of the road. Any of these driving habits can lead to an accident.
Every personal injury case is unique. When we handle your case we perform a thorough investigation so we can get to the bottom of what caused your accident and how we can help. Together, we develop a strategy that fits the facts of your case and demand maximum compensation for your injuries.
If you have been in an accident, call us for help. Contact the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC at 800-279-6331 or visit us online.