One of the leading causes of accidental injury in the United States is automobile accidents. Thousands of people are killed each year in motor vehicle crashes and millions are injured. Frequently these crashes are caused by the negligence of other drivers leading to the their own death or injury as well as those of innocent victims. Although motor vehicle accidents can have many causes, the can usually be divided into negligence, intentional misconduct, and product liability.
The primary cause of automobile accidents is negligence. Negligence acts occur when a driver causing an accident does not exercise reasonable care. For example, driving to fast or slow for the conditions. Perhaps the driver was distracted or carelessly ignored traffic signals or conditions. Negligence is failing to be careful rather than causing intended harm. A driver who is distracted and rear ends another driver at a red light is negligent.
Intentional misconduct is an action that is committed when the driver knew that his or her actions could cause harm and did not care or actively intended to harm others. A driver drag racing or weaving in out of traffic at a high rate of speed may be intentionally putting him or herself in danger and others at risk.
Product failure is another cause of accidents where the law of strict liability can be applied. Defective equipment can cause accidents that are beyond a drivers control. The defects were not intentional but by law the manufacturer is responsible.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident or motorcycle accident, you may be able to file a claim against the negligent driver to recover damages for lost wages, property damage, medical costs, future losses and pain and suffering. It is advisable for you to consult with an experienced accident lawyer before proceeding with a claim for negligence.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and need legal assistance,the Law Office of Timothy L. Dave handles automobile accident injury cases in Central Florida area; including the cities of Orlando, Sanford, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, St. Cloud, and the surrounding areas of Brevard, Duval, Volusia, and Hillsborough counties..
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