How Car Accident Happens And Best Way To Claim

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Car accidents can be caused by a multitude of things, whether due to negligence, mechanical failure, or bad weather / road conditions. Many car accidents occur every day. Almost always, a car accident is the result of a negligent driver or a defect in the manufacture or design of the car. These accidents can unfortunately cause intense pain to a person, discomfort, permanent emotional and physical damage, or possibly can claim personal injury and accidental car on Foyle Legal .

Causes of a Car Accident


A common cause of car accidents is negligence. For example, a driver can become complacent with driving, and thus be easily distracted. This distraction can cause a driver to miss several caution signs, pedestrians, and / or an area speed limit. A driver can also be highly negligent if he is intoxicated. Natural awareness and instincts when driving a vehicle are hindered and greatly diminished. Because of this, a driver can cause an accident since his reaction time will be slower than that of the sober average driver. Another example is when a driver is talking on the cell phone. Talking on the cell phone will cause the driver to be distracted, and will also inhibit his driving if he has to use a hand to hold his cell phone. Not being aware can cause an unwanted car accident.

Product Defect

Another common cause of a car accident is when there is a defect in the vehicle. These defects may include, but are not limited to, brake failure, a flat tire, or defects in signaling lights. Manufacturers need to be responsible for providing safe cars that comply with all state safety codes and regulations. Vehicle operators should also check periodically to see if it needs maintenance to avoid unnecessary accidents. Conscious violation of safety codes and standards will cause a car accident.

Weather and Road Conditions

Finally, additional causes of vehicle accidents are bad weather and / or road conditions. Bad weather, such as rain, snow, or hail, can limit the driver’s vision or cause the car to slip. Bad road conditions are also very dangerous. For example, if the road is irregular or there is debris present, the driver could potentially lose control of the vehicle. These dangerous conditions can possibly cause serious injury to a person.

Demands Involving Minors

When a minor (someone under 18 years of age) has a personal injury claim, in many cases, there is an extra set of procedures that are applied to protect the minor’s interests.

Specifically, the minor, usually through his lawyer, will petition the inheritance court for approval of the minor agreement. This includes the amount of the agreement, the medical expenses to be paid from the agreement, the attorneys’ fees and costs, and the net agreement for the minor claimant. A more detailed explanation of this process appears on our Minor Injury Pages .

Lawsuits against Government Agencies or Public Entities

When a government or public employee or agency is negligent and causes an injury, there is a marked difference in the process involved compared to a lawsuit against an individual or private business. There is a much shorter period of time to file a claim and a lawsuit. Therefore, the urgency to obtain legal advice to timely file the lawsuit against a government agency or public entity increases. A more detailed explanation is available on our Demand Pages against Government / Public Entities .

Litigation Process

We can solve the overwhelming majority of our cases relatively soon and without ever having to go to court. However, there are some reasons why we would recommend litigation to our clients. When that happens, our office will explain the litigation process, including the risks, benefits, and how it relates to your case before filing the dispute. For more detailed information, please review our Litigation Process Pages .