Experienced car accident attorneys understand the laws that govern legal responsibility.
Every ten seconds someone is involved in a car accident. Accidents can be caused by distraction, carelessness, vehicle defects, negligence, or obstructions and problems with roadways.
One common cause of car accidents is reckless driving. Intentional reckless conduct can cause a serious accident. Recklessness includes driving unsafely with disregard for the probability that it may cause an accident. The National Highway Safety Administration includes speeding, excessive or improper lane changing, failing to signal or determine whether an action can safely be taken, improper passing, using an emergency lane to pass, or passing on the shoulder constitutes reckless or aggressive driving. Reckless drivers can be held liable for any accidents they may cause.
Every 30 minutes someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-related accident. Drunk driving is a major cause of accidents and has the potential for devastating consequences. Last year over a million people were injured in drunk driving accidents. A drunk driver can be held liable for any injuries to the other party caused by the accident.
Accidents can also be caused by factors that are unrelated to a drivers’ conduct. Defects in the automobile itself, roadways that are poorly maintained, or other factors, will also commonly cause car accidents or result in injuries that are more serious than they would be had that contributing factor not been present.
In the event of a automobile defect, the supplier or manufacturer of the automobile can be held liable and responsibility for any injuries that occurred as the result of the accident. In a case like this you can bring a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. If the design, manufacturing, or labeling of a product is in some way deficient, the manufacturer should be held liable for any injuries to consumers.
Roadway construction, roads that are designed improperly, or roads that are not maintained well, traffic signals that malfunction, poor lighting, signage, are all factors that can contribute to causing an accident.
After an accident you should consult with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to determine that type of lawsuit applies to your case and how you can recover the maximum amount of compensation. Experienced car accident attorneys understand the laws that govern legal responsibility and can advise on how to proceed in holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions. You may have options that you have not even considered yet.
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If your or a loved one have been involved in a car accident contact the The Hoffmann Law Firm at (314) 361-4242 today!