Every year millions of people are involved in automobile accidents. Those involved often suffer some form of injury. According to the NHTSA, an automobile accident occurs every 10 seconds in the United States. In addition, an estimated 32,885 people were killed and another 2,240,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents in the last year alone.
The Westlake Village Car Accidents Attorneys at Flahavan Law Offices have the experience necessary to handle your auto accident case and see to it that you receive full compensation for your injury. Rather than spending your time fighting with insurance companies over needed compensation, we encourage our clients to put our attention and ability to work on investigating their case. We believe that the most important thing is our client’s well-being, and that their attention should be on recovering from the trauma of their injuries while we handle the investigation of their case.
Auto Accidents Caused by Another Driver’s Conduct
The law of negligence holds that people must exercise “reasonable care” while operating any type of motorized vehicle. If a person fails to exercise such care and injures another individual as a result, that person may be required to pay any incurred damages. Failure to use “reasonable care” is typically the basis for determining damages that are caused by the accident.
In addition to negligence, liability may also be found if the accident was caused by intentional or reckless conduct. If a person operates an automobile in an unsafe manner and with willful disregard for the safety of others which results in an accident that injures another individual, that person may be required to pay incurred damages as well.
Auto Accidents Unrelated to Another Driver’s Conduct
There are some instances in which the cause of an accident is attributable to someone other than another driver. For example, if a defective product was a cause of an accident that resulted in an injury, a product liability lawsuit can be brought against various individuals who had a part in putting that product on the market. Under this theory, an automobile manufacturer or supplier may be held responsible for making or selling a defective automobile, if that defect was a cause of an injury.
Other examples of accidents that might be unrelated to another driver’s conduct include: faulty repairs by mechanics; dysfunctional traffic signals; roads that have not been maintained; and the improper design, construction, or lighting of a public road. In addition, a bar or restaurant may be liable for damages if they continue to serve alcohol to a patron who is already obviously intoxicated and that patron later operates an automobile and causes an accident that injures another person.
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