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 suing. 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.
As you probably know, distracted driving has been a long-time epidemic in America. From texting to eating behind the wheel, anyone who takes their eyes off the road for even one second puts themselves at risk of getting into an accident. That is why if someone takes their hands off of the wheel while driving, then it can be considered an act of negligence. The important thing is that you will need to be able to prove the specific instance of distracted driving, which is not always easy.
Breaking Traffic Laws
Another more obvious sign of negligence is failing to follow traffic laws. This can include both speeding as well as driving too slow, running a red light or stop sign, as well as violating any number of posted rules, such as turning at a red light where it is prohibited. Obeying traffic laws is critical for safety, which is why almost every personal injury case involving a driver breaking these laws results in driver losing.
Other Safety Features
Traffic laws aren’t limited to what goes on outside of the car. There are rules for wearing your seatbelt, signaling when turning, and using headlights or high beams in certain conditions. This can also include if the driver had broken safety features, such as dead brake lights, that they failed to take care of. If you can prove that the driver at fault was not using the proper safety features, then you have a better chance of making a case against them.
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