Most car accidents are a result of negligent actions on the part of another driver. Negligence happens when a driver acts carelessly behind the wheel or fails to exercise caution and causes an accident. The theory of negligence is the foundation for most car accident lawsuits. Different types of driver negligence contribute to car accidents. The four main types are:
Distracted driving: Distracted driving contributes to serious car accidents. Distracted driving behavior includes texting or talking on a phone, adjusting the car entertainment system, reading a map and eating or drinking, etc. When a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for a few seconds, their inattention can cause a major accident.
Reckless driving: Speeding, running red lights, driving in the wrong lane, changing lanes without signalling and passing vehicles illegally are some reckless behaviors that are considered negligent. These behaviors may make it easy for a plaintiff to prove negligence.
Disobeying traffic laws: Every state has their own traffic laws. If a driver is negligent and disobeys the traffic rules, he or she may end up causing a serious accident.
DUI: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is another behavior likely to cause a serious car accident. When a driver is under the influence and causes a crash, the court will probably consider that driver liable for injuries and damages.
If you have sustained injuries or losses in an accident caused by a negligent driver, the experienced car accident lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm can help. We provide skilled representation backed by many years of experience in handling car accident claims. Our car accident lawyers are ready to fight for the fair and full compensation you deserve. Call 203-541-0090.