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David A. DiBrigida


April 25, 2024

Posted in Uncategorized

If you sustained one or more injuries as the result of a car accident, you have the right to cover the financial losses generated by the auto crash as a car accident lawyer will tell you. You have the right to recover the financial losses associated with medical bills, as well as any damage to personal property. To have an insurance claim approved and to win a legal judgment, you should work with an experienced personal injury attorney who has compiled an impressive record of helping clients receive just compensation.

When you meet with a lawyer, one of the first items on the agenda is to determine the cause of the crash. Determining the cause of a car accident is the key to proving the four elements of negligence. Proving cause strengthens an insurance claim, as well as the case that your personal injury attorney presents during a civil trial.

Let’s review the most common causes of car accidents according to our friends at Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC.

Distracted Driving

States impose fines of different amounts for motorists who text while driving. Nonetheless, the fines have not deterred a vast majority of motorists from performing the unsafe practice while operating a motor vehicle. To prove another driver violated the law by texting and driving, your personal injury attorney accesses traffic and security cameras. Other forms of distracted driving include eating, applying makeup, and talking on the phone.

Reckless Driving

From failing to yield to running a stop sign, reckless driving often causes auto crashes that produce serious, even life-threatening injuries.  The key to proving that reckless driving caused an auto crash is to obtain the footage shot by a traffic camera or a nearby security camera system installed by a private business. Not only is reckless driving a traffic offense, but the more serious types of reckless driving such as road rage can justify the issuance of criminal charges.

Operating While Under The Influence

Despite extensive media coverage and frequent public service announcements, driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol remains a deadly threat for motorists. Driving under the influence impairs judgment and dramatically reduces motor control. If you sustained one or more injuries because of an impaired driver, you have the right to seek just compensation. Your accident lawyer reviews the official police report to determine the results of the sobriety tests. In addition, witness accounts can confirm whether the other party acted erratically right before the auto crash.


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding motorists account for more than 25 percent of all fatal auto crashes. Speeding motorists have less time to take action, such as stopping a vehicle before striking another car. Speeding motorists also cause more violent impacts, leading both drivers and passengers to sustain serious injuries. Speeding is more than just a problem on highways; it also occurs on neighborhood roads and streets.

Poor Road Conditions

Not all vehicle collisions are the fault of negligent motorists. The government agency responsible for the maintenance of area roads and highways also can be found liable for causing car accidents. For example, a road with numerous deep potholes can cause a car accident because a motorist lost control of a vehicle. Poorly plowed roads and highways during a snowstorm also      cause auto crashes. Your personal injury attorney reviews the official police report to determine whether the images taken at the scene of the car accident demonstrate the presence of poor road conditions.

If you have been involved in an accident, contact a lawyer near you for help.

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