If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you should be familiar with valuable personal injury legal protections that can help you and your family in the long aftermath of an accident.
Common causes of car accidents
One of the top causes of car accidents is distracted driving. This can mean texting or using a digital device while driving, but the category can also include nearly any behavior that takes a driver’s attention away from the road.
Drunk driving is another common cause of car accidents and is incredibly dangerous and deadly. Speeding is the second leading cause of car accidents. Drivers who are distracted, under the influence of alcohol or drugs or speeding can cause car accidents that are fatal or result in serious injuries.
Other common causes of car accidents may fall under the category of reckless driving. This includes such behaviors as running red lights, tailgating, driving the wrong way on the roadway or making illegal turns.
Weather and other conditions
Drivers aren’t responsible for bad weather or night time, but they do have a duty to adjust to these conditions so as to minimize the risk of a preventable accident.
Victims of negligent drivers need help with their physical, financial and emotional damages that the negligent driver is responsible for. A personal injury claim for damages may be able to help them recover compensation for those damages.