Whether it is a fender-bender or something much worse, a car accident can lead to physical and financial costs. If you have been in a car accident, then you might be wondering whether insurance is enough or if you should consider using it. One of the most important parts of a personal injury case is determining liability, and in particular, proving negligence. Here are some ways that the other driver could have been negligent in a way that caused this accident.
Distracted driving is still one of the leading causes of car accidents across the country. Even though there are many laws now against texting and using a cellphone, it is still common to see people with their phones while behind the wheel. Many people underestimate the dangers of distracted driving, but it can only take a second for someone to change the radio station or look at a notification on their phone for an accident to happen. In many cases, distracted driving can be comparable to drunk driving in the danger level.
Breaking Traffic Laws
While it can’t always be easy to prove that distracted driving cause an accident, distracted driving often leads to breaking traffic laws. Many drivers break traffic laws without realizing it, from going a few miles above the speed limit to rolling through stop signs. Traffic laws are key to protecting all drivers on the road, and if someone breaks these laws, it can create a domino effect that can lead to a serious accident.
Even if a driver follows traffic laws on the road, they can still be putting themselves and others at risk if they don’t’ pay attention to the safety features in their own vehicle. It’s important to maintain a car so that it works properly, such as taking care of the steering and brake functions. If these are broken, or if the headlights or turn signal lights are out, it will make it difficult to drive safely.
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The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.