CAR ACCIDENT NEGLIGENCE
CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS WHO WILL FIGHT BY YOUR SIDE IN DETERMINING WHO WAS AT FAULT
In the majority of auto accident cases, determining who was at fault is the key issue. This can also be the difference between getting the financial compensation you deserve for the property damage and injuries you sustained – and getting nothing.
Negligence is when a person fails to take the proper care in doing something or they fail to use reasonable care and the carelessness results in damage or injury to another. In an auto accident, a person could be negligent by doing something they should not have done while driving.
SMARTPHONES AND DISTRACTED DRIVING
Because we spend so much time behind the wheel, it is easy to become desensitized to the true dangers and risks involved when operating a vehicle. Maybe a person can feel that reading a text is not as dangerous as typing one out. Or taking a photo for Instagram is not as dangerous as typing out and posting a status update on Facebook.
As people get increasingly comfortable using their smartphones, they are relying entirely way too much on peripheral vision. The fact is the dangers of an auto accident crash or death increase dramatically when a person is texting or using their smartphone while operating a vehicle.
COMMON NEGLIGENT DRIVING BEHAVIORS THAT CAUSE ACCIDENTS
Here are just a few examples of reckless and negligent driving that we commonly see:
- Driving while under the influence or driving while intoxicated
- Driving a vehicle over the speed limit
- Changing lanes in an unsafe manner and/or without using a turn signal
- Driving fatigue or driving drowsy
- Applying makeup or looking in the mirror while driving
- Eating food and drinking while driving
- Texting and driving
- Talking on the phone while driving
- Checking emails
- Social network surfing while driving
- Vehicle defects and malfunctions that resulted due to insufficient maintenance.
- Failing to yield or stop for traffic or a pedestrian
- Running a red light
In a car accident lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant (the person being sued) was negligent in the accident. The law requires all drivers to be careful when on the road with anyone they encounter – passengers, people in other vehicles and pedestrians. This is called the “duty of reasonable care”. When someone shows carelessness that causes an accident or injury, they are considered to be violating or breaching the duty of care. The law determines if this happens by comparing a person’s actions to what a reasonable and careful person would have done in the same situation.
CONTACT A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
If you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, then you need to contact a law firm that is familiar with these types of cases and understands the proper approach in determining the negligent party. Contact the Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys at Madalon Law today for your free consultation and tell us about your accident so we can explain your options to you. Our Broward accident attorneys fight for the rights of the injured throughout the State of Florida.