Causes of Auto Accidents

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Car accidents are a regular occurrence on our public roads and highways. While some may be simple collisions and fender benders that result in no injuries, others cause serious harm that can disrupt the lives of victims and their loved ones, sometimes permanently. Fortunately, our civil justice system provides the pathway through which car accident victims can assert their rights and pursue compensation for damages others cause. Our legal team is passionate about helping injured clients navigate these pathways swiftly and successfully.

At Justice Law Office, our Louisville Car Accident Lawyer Scott Justice has dedicated his professional career to fighting on behalf of the injured and the wronged, particularly when they suffer injuries caused by another’s negligent and wrongful acts. Over the years, Scott has leveraged his extensive experience and commitment to improving the lives of victims and families to secure substantial recoveries in cases involving all types of car accidents.

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Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car Accidents can occur in a number of ways, many of which involve driver negligence and error. Common causes include:

  • Defective Auto Parts
  • Unsafe Roadways
  • Poor Weather / Visibility
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to Yield

Although all causes of car accidents are concerns to be addressed, our roadways have seen increasing devastation resulting from driver distraction. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has referred to distracted driving as a nationwide epidemic because it causes thousands of injuries and deaths each year – all of which could have been prevented had a motorist made the task of driving their primary focus. Today, texting and using a cell phone behind the wheel is considered the most alarming form of distraction. In Kentucky, state law prohibits all drivers from texting behind the wheel.

While some accidents may be the result of unavoidable mistakes, nearly all result from some type of error committed by a driver, auto part manufacturer, or other entity. When this is the case, injured victims have every right to seek a recovery of their damages from the at-fault party by proving their negligence in a personal injury claim. No innocent victim should be forced to bear the financial and emotional burden of having to pay for their medical care, which is why our firm is passionate about holding negligent parties accountable for their failures to keep others safe from preventable harm.

Establishing Negligence in Car Accidents

Because there are a variety of ways car accidents can occur, every case must be meticulously evaluated for its individual facts and circumstances. When reviewing cases, Attorney Justice focuses on evaluating the essential elements of negligence, fault, and liability to determine whether victims have a valid claim for compensation. Because personal injury car accident cases are hinged on proving that another’s negligence caused you preventable harm, this means establishing a few key points:

  • A legal duty – Victims must prove that the at-fault party owed them a legal duty in order to have grounds for a personal injury case. In the context of car accidents, all motorists who get behind the wheel have a legal obligation to operate their vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner.
  • Breach of legal duty – Because all motorists have a legal duty to take steps in safely operating a vehicle and reducing risks of preventable harm, they can be held accountable when they fail to meet their legal obligation. Being distracted, driving under the influence, or committing a traffic violation are all examples of how a negligent motorist breaches their legal duty.
  • Causation – Aside from showing that a driver owed victims a duty to drive safely and keep them free from preventable harm and failed in upholding that duty, it must be shown that their negligence more likely than not caused the accident and injuries for which victims are seeking compensation. Would an accident have occurred if the driver had been driving in accordance to the law and in a reasonably safe manner? If not, clear demonstration of causation can be made.
  • Damages – In order to have a valid claim for compensation, victims must have suffered actual damages in a car wreck. These mean injuries and related damages for which at-fault drivers should be held liable, such as medical bills, lost work income, and pain and suffering, among others. Our firm closely evaluates the economic and noneconomic damages incurred by their clients, and in some cases their loved ones, to ensure full and fair recoveries are made.

Because we take a personalized approach to handling cases and working closely with clients, we thoroughly explain their right to compensation in direct relation to the facts of their cases.

Discuss Your Case Today

Our Louisville injury attorneys are standing by to take your call, review your case, and discuss how we can leverage our experience and insight to help you navigate the legal journey ahead. As compassionate advocates concerned about the wellbeing and future of every client, we work diligently to provide the comprehensive support they need when it comes to medical treatment and recovery. At the same time, we work their cases aggressively, and pursue the maximum compensation possible.

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