What Causes Car Accidents?
Trusted Boston Auto Accident Lawyer
Negligence is a legal term referring to an individual or entity choosing
not to follow the public safety rules that keep us all safe that results
in injury. Drivers owe each other a duty of care - primarily, to drive
safely. Negligence is usually the basis for a
car accident case and your Boston accident lawyer needs to know detailed facts when preparing a case.
Looking at Who Was Liable for Your Auto Collision
When looking at the cause of your car accident, it is often crucial to
look at all parties involved to determine why the collision occured in
the first place. Uncovering certain pieces of evidence and investigating
the facts at hand can help to reveal who may have been acting negligent
and therefore be
liable for the injuries sustained.
Factors relevant to establishing another driver's negligence may include:
- Distracted driving (texting, talking on cell phone, wearing ear phones, etc.)
- Texting and driving
- Making a lane change
- Not signaling a turn
- Not stopping at a red light
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Violating any other traffic laws or safety rules
Gather the contact and insurance information of other parties involved
in the auto accident afterward. The names and phone numbers of any witnesses
are also helpful. If you took photos of the accident scene or your car
after the accident, bring them to your consultation as well. Sometimes
other factors, such as poorly maintained or constructed roads, or
defective autos or auto parts contribute to accidents. If you suspect anything like this, be sure to
Boston personal injury lawyer.
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Aside from proving negligence, an accident attorney must also show that
you suffered injury or damages as a result of the accident. Seeking medical
attention as soon as possible is important because it documents the injury
and connects it to the auto accident. From your medical records and doctor's
evaluation, your attorney estimates compensation for damages, which may
be based on disability and the need for future care. Prescription medication
receipts, lost wages, along with hospital and medical bills also can help
substantiate your claim.
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