Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents happen for many reasons, external reasons and internal reasons. Sometimes the roadways are dangerous for the driver because of the weather, other times there is negligent behavior by the driver or another driver on the road, which causes the accident. From human error to negligence, there are a wide range of causes for accidents.
Most often, car accidents are caused by driver error, because operating a motor vehicle is a privilege given to drivers that adhere to the law, it can be removed if the driver takes this privilege for granted and fail to oblige by the law of the road.
Some common causes of car accidents, or the type of accidents that are most common, are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list and should not be treated as such.
- Rear-end collisions are when the car in front of another stops suddenly and the car in the back hits the bumper. This is very common, often involving motorists who are going over the speed limit, driving while distracted or otherwise impaired. This is caused because the driver does not have time to stop at a proper distance. Often this is the fault of the driver that rear-ended the front vehicle, but not always. Talk to your attorney about your case to ensure who is at fault.
- Sideswipes are a type of accident that happens when two cars collide while they’re driving parallel to one another, in the same direction as each other. Often this is a result of merging into a lane and not checking for vehicles in that lane, or sometimes you may swerve into a lane and not look for another car prior to doing so.
- Multi-vehicle collisions, or a pileup, is when there are several vehicles involved in the car accident. This is often a chain reaction style accident. One vehicle struck the one in front of them and then they were struck behind and so on. These accidents are often caused by rear-ending someone, though not always. It can be hard to tell who is at fault, so consult an attorney before claiming fault for a multi-car accident.
- Single-car accidents are the most common type of accident, and these are often caused by the driver in the car that wrecks. These accidents may be the fault of a third party, such as the manufacturer or even mechanic, depending on what the cause is deemed to be.
Reach out to a car accident attorney that you can trust and who knows your case. Doing so will ensure the person who is at fault is properly charged, there will be less stress for you, and you will be more likely to receive the proper compensation for your pain and suffering, damages to your property, any medical bills, loss of wages, and even permanent disability depending on the type of injuries you sustained in the accident itself.