What Causes Car Accidents?

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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 occurred 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:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • 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 inform your 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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