July 16, 2019

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Vehicle Accident Causes

The cause of your accident points to the responsible parties. Motor vehicle accidents can have more than one underlying cause, and it often takes a thorough investigation to uncover all of the contributing factors, but it is very important to do so because it can reveal multiple avenues of compensation. An experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer from our database can help you determine the true cause or causes of your accident so that you can recover full and just compensation for your injuries.

Driver Negligence

Driver negligence is involved in most motor vehicle accidents, and can come in many forms including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Failure to observe traffic signals
  • Failure to yield
  • Intoxication
  • Fatigue
  • Tailgating
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Passing too closely
  • Improper turns
  • Street racing
  • Road rage and aggressive driving
  • Violation of right of way

Defective Vehicle

A defective vehicle can cause and accident or cause injuries to be worse when an accident occurs. If a defective vehicle caused your injuries you may be able to collect from one or more of the following:

  • Vehicle manufacturer
  • Dealership
  • Parts manufacturer
  • Parts seller
  • Rental company
  • Repair shop

Defective Roadway

Roadway defects, such as malfunctioning traffic signals, dangerous road design, or inadequately maintained roads can lead to very serious accidents, and in some cases there is a history of accidents linked to a specific defect such as a dangerous intersection which should have a traffic signal or better signage.

If a roadway defect caused your accident you will be suing a government entity or agency responsible for the design, construction and/or maintenance of the roadway. That typically means you have a very short amount of time to file a document called a notice of intent to sue.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact one of the vehicle accident attorneys in your area. The initial consultation with a drug injury lawyer is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.