The majority of car accidents are due to some sort of reckless or careless act that could have been prevented. There are thousands of accidents that take place every day and innumerable injuries suffered because of it. Most car accidents are at the fault of other drivers, it is less common for vehicle error or roadway designs to be the cause of an accident. Due to this, you can hold the negligent driver responsible for their actions by recovering damages in your case.
The top causes of car accidents are:
- Distracted driving; cell phone use, eating, radio changing
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
- Reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Vehicle error and design defects
- Weather conditions and rain
- Bad roads
The number one leading cause of accidents today is distracted driving. There are countless distractions that can take place on the road. Whether the driver is distracted visually, cognitively or physically, they cannot operate the vehicle safely unless their full attention is one the road. If you have been the victim of an auto accident caused by another negligent driver, you can hold them responsible for your injuries and damages.
In order to build a solid case be sure to preserve as much evidence as possible of the accident. In order to prove the cause and fault, it is important to take pictures and collect witness statements and information at the scene.
Later, you need to seek medical attention and obtain the medical records as proof of your injuries. For help in this process, contact Carlson & Dumeer, LLC. The key is to seek representation from a Hartford personal injury lawyer with experience putting accident cases together and pursuing compensation.
Call our firm today to set up your free case evaluation.