According to research published by the International Organisation for Road Accident Prevention, 90 percent of all motor vehicle collisions are caused by human error. In other words, the vast majority of all car accidents can be directly attributed to some type of careless, reckless or otherwise negligent action on the part of one of the drivers. When this is the case, the accident victims or surviving family members often have a right to demand financial compensation by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 1 out of 5 car accidents in 2010 were caused by some type of driver distraction. Talking or texting on a cell phone are among the most widespread types of distraction, though others include adjusting the car stereo, grooming in the mirror, eating, or talking with passengers. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, nearly half of all fatal car accidents involve drinking and driving.
Other common causes of car crashes include:
It is also possible in some cases to file an auto product liability lawsuit against an automobile manufacturer, such as when defective tires blowout and cause a rollover or defective air bags cause injury in an accident.
Contact us at Accident Attorneys if you have been hurt in a collision and you want to find out whether you have grounds for legal action. Our Antelope Valley car accident lawyers have a long track record of winning insurance settlements and jury verdicts for clients, and we are ready to take immediate action on your case.
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