Common Causes of Car Accidents

It is important to understand the common causes of car accidents.

Depending on the specific cause, the case for compensation may look different.

An experienced car accident lawyer from Skaug Law can work with you to understand the cause of the accident and how that affects your case.

We can then help you get fair compensation for your injuries.

Common Types of Collisions

The most common types of car accidents are rear-end collisions caused by distracted and inattentive drivers.

Second, are T-bone or sideswipe collisions.

The third most common are head-on collisions.

Most accidents are caused by distracted driving of some sort.

When a distracted driver causes a collision, a car accident lawyer can help you hold them liable.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

There are also common ways drivers can be distracted.

Common examples of driver distraction are drunk driving or behaving in a way that does not allow them to fully pay attention to their surroundings.

This can be because they are speeding, not paying attention to road signs, or not paying attention to the rules of the road.

How Drunk Driving Impacts a Case

When someone is hit by a drunk driver, they often are more severely injured because bad driving can be even worse when someone is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Impaired drivers tend to go faster, cross the centerline, fail to stop at a light or stop sign, or are simply more reckless.

These factors add to the value of an injured person’s lawsuit.

When a Wreck is Caused by Speeding

An accident caused by speeding is a traffic violation that automatically makes the defendant driver guilty in the eyes of a jury and the insurance adjuster.

If a driver receives a citation and is found guilty of speeding, it becomes easier for the victim’s personal injury attorney to prosecute the case for fair and full compensation.

Running a Red Light

When the defendant driver runs a stop sign or a stoplight, it can produce more violent collisions because they involve T-bones or high speeds.

There are often more severe injuries as a result.

This makes it all the more important to get a good attorney who can help a person recover financially and medically.

What Happens When a Driver Is Going the Wrong Direction

Usually, when an accident is caused by driving in the wrong direction, the defendant driver causes serious injuries to the other vehicle and people in that vehicle.

It often involves an impaired driver as well.

This means they could also be found guilty of a traffic violation or a crime.

A skilled lawyer from Skaug Law can help someone injured by a driver going the wrong way get fair and full compensation.

The Cause of a Car Accident Can Affect Your Case

A lawsuit for a car accident may be different, depending on the cause.

For example, when a driver is impaired or breaking the rules of the road, they can also be face criminal charges.

This can mean that you recover more compensation.

Because of that, it is crucial to work with a knowledgeable lawyer from Skaug Law who can help you make sure you get full compensation.

Call today for a free consultation to get started.