In most cases, collisions are automobile accidents. This is the most common type of accident on the roads. Automobile accidents make up most personal injury claims in the United States. If you were recently involved in an automobile accident, this information can help you.
What Is Negligence?
If you want to make a claim against the other driver, you have to prove certain things. You should become familiar with the term “negligence”. Legal claims in this situation revolve around negligence. Negligence helps when determining fault. All drivers operating motor vehicles are asked to use reasonable care on the roads. You are required to use reasonable care when driving. You must do this, just like every other driver. If a driver is not using reasonable care when driving, this is negligence. If a driver is guilty of negligence, the injured party in the accident could have a personal injury case.
All accidents are based on figuring out who is at fault. It is important to figure out who was negligent. Then, you should determine what the consequences of this negligence are. This is also the case in car accidents. A few negligent things that the other driver might do are:
- Not putting on their signal when making a turn.
- Driving above the speed limit.
- Driving below the speed limit.
- Disobeying the traffic signs or signals.
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Driving without regard to road or weather conditions.
You might know that the other driver is at fault. But, you might not be sure of the specific laws they broke. The above situations might prove the other driver’s negligence. A lawyer can help you figure out exactly what laws the other driver broke. A lawyer can help you build a case against the other driver and prove that they were negligent.
When A Driver Is Not At Fault
In some cases, accidents are not caused by either driver involved in the accident. This might be the case if one car had a dangerous defect. This is the case when the driver was unaware of the defect. If this is the case, the car’s supplier might be at fault for an accident. Or, the manufacturer might be at fault. They might be at fault under the product liability law. If you are in this situation, you can bring a product liability lawsuit against the seller of the car. If the manufacturer made an error, they could be at fault. This happens when there is an error in designing or manufacturing the vehicle. Keep in mind that if the driver was aware of a defect in the car and continued to drive, they might be partially responsible for the accident.
In other situations, an accident could be the result of poorly maintained roads. Defective traffic signals could also lead to issues on the road. In these situations, government entities could be responsible. If you believe that a government entity is responsible for the automobile accident that you were in, you should contact a lawyer. These cases can be very complicated. It can be helpful to have a lawyer represent you through this process. Get more information by contacting us. We are happy to help with your situation. We also offer free consultations. This can help to have your questions answered. Set up your free consultation with us today!