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Understanding Driving Accidents

Driving Accidents

Driving accidents Defined

Driving accidents, which are also referred to as traffic collision, occur when a motorized vehicle collides with, a pedestrian, a structure, road debris, other geographical obstacles, or another motorized vehicle. Given the amount of cars on the road and the distractions present inside a motor vehicle, driving accidents are unfortunately prevalent throughout the world.

Driving accidents may range in severity from fender-benders to fatal car accidents; regardless of the severity all driving accidents will impose a series of negative externalities on the parties involved. Typically, driving accidents will require the filing of a police report, an evaluation process instituted by an insurance agency and an invariable accruement of damages to the automobile and in some cases the individual’s involved.

As a result of these aftereffects, the litigation process necessary to expedite a car accident claim can be complex and painstaking. In most instances, car accident claims are filed by a party involved to recoup some of the monies from the accident.

A number of factors contribute and accelerate the risk of an auto accident; these risks include: the driver’s speed, the vehicle’s design, the road’s design, and the impairment of the driver.

Causes of driving accidents

Driver Error- Failure to yield, tailgating, driving at excessive speeds, unsafe passing, and a disregard of traffic control devices as well as traffic laws. These examples are forms of errors or negligent actions committed by the driver of the vehicle. Driver errors are the most common reasons for driving accidents.

Intoxication- The operator of the motor vehicle’s ability to drive is impaired as a result of the consumption of drugs or alcohol.

Vehicle Defects-This particular cause of driving accidents is aligned with the car itself; vehicle defects which cause driving accidents place liability on the manufacturer of the automobile.Common vehicle defects include: Tire blowouts, brake failures, or other mechanical failures are common defects that can precipitate an Auto accident.

Distractions- Distractions can occur from outside the car, such as observing landmarks, or they may occur inside the vehicle, such as when the driver attempts to make a phone call or toggle with the radio. Distractions disrupt the driver’s attention; as a result, they lose focus on the road, which in turn increases the probability of an auto accident.

What to do after you have been involved in a driving accident?

In the event of involvement in a traffic accident, an individual is encouraged to obtain documentation of all parties involved in the accident, as well as all documentation detailing the traffic accident. If an agreement cannot be made between the parties involved, an attorney specializing in traffic accidents can assist in the process of obtaining police reports, accident reports, witness testimony, as well the assessment of damage and/or injury.

The procedure utilized to determine liability and establish fault with regard to a traffic accident differs on a case by case basis, including individual role(s), actions(s), and behavior(s) undertaken within the scope of the traffic accident case in question; the satisfaction of all required documentation prior to the filing a traffic accident claim should be completed to the fullest extent - in a detailed fashion

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