A road accident injury is any injury that occurs while driving in a vehicle on a highway or side street. Road traffic injuries can sometimes be quite serious, especially for those involving high speeds, multiple cars, or drunk driving (DUI).
Common causes of car accidents and road traffic injuries include: bad weather, violations of driving rules, intoxication, falling asleep at the wheel, speeding, and recklessness. Most car accident lawsuits are based on negligence claims, unless they involve some sort of intentional or severely reckless behavior. Motor vehicle accidents can include car-to-car crashes, truck accidents, car-to-pedestrian accidents, motorcycle crashes, crashing into a guardrail, and other types of collisions.
Road traffic injuries can involve many different types of scenarios and situations. Some common examples of road traffic injuries include:
Negligence is the main element that needs to be proved in a road accident claim Road or traffic collisions can occur either because the driver was not careful or other people on the road we’re not careful. There are a few situations in which the other driver will always be at fault. These situations include the following:
In most jurisdictions, four legal elements must be satisfied in order to prove negligence in a road accident claim:
A road accident injury can often lead to a personal injury lawsuit. The usually remedy in such a case is a compensatory damages award paid by the defendant to the victim of the accident. Compensatory damage awards are intended to cover the cost of the expenses sustained during the car accident. These costs may include:
Being involved in a road or traffic accident injury can sometimes also involve various legal issues and conflicts. You may wish to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer for help with road traffic injuries or other related claims. A personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you on the injury laws in your state, and can represent you in court during trial.
Last Modified: 08-28-2017 02:55 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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