One of the most important questions to answer in the aftermath of a serious car accident is, "Who is at fault?" The reason that this is such a vital question is that the answer will determine whether or not you have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim with the goal of recovering financial compensation for your losses. As soon as possible after your accident, come to Accident Attorneys for a free initial consultation with an Antelope Valley personal injury lawyer from our team. We can review the circumstances of your accident to ascertain whether you have cause for legal action against the other driver, as well as estimating how much your case may be worth in financial compensation.
The way that we determine who is at fault for a car accident is by looking at the actions that led up to the moment of the collision. Some accidents are unavoidable or can only be blamed on factors such as bad weather. The vast majority of traffic crashes, however, can be directly attributed to human factors, meaning that one of the drivers is responsible. If the other driver was engaging in any type of careless, reckless or otherwise negligent behavior, you may have grounds to file an injury claim.
A common example of a situation in which a driver could be held liable for causing a car crash would be if the driver was distracted by talking or texting on a cell phone. A study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that drivers who text behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident than other drivers. Similarly, you can usually hold the other driver liable for causing a drunk driving accident. Another approach to establishing liability for causing an accident is by pointing to the fact that the other driver was cited for a traffic violation. It is a major aspect of our duty as your accident attorneys to investigate the case to find the necessary evidence to prove your claim for damages.
Take the first step now by contacting a Lancaster car accident attorney for a free case evaluation!