According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Statistics, there were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005.
The financial cost of these crashes is more than $230 billion dollars. About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States. That's one death every thirteen minutes. Many times, a crash can be the result of a defective vehicle, negligence or recklessness of another person.
Regardless of the cause, the impact on the family or the individual who survives the crash can be devastating. The expenses for moving forward for a family that has had a loved one involved in an auto accident can be extraordinary, including medical expenses, lost wages, future lost wages, future medical expenses as well as loss of life's non-economic pleasures such as hobbies and activities.
Types of Automobile/Motorcycle Accidents
Who Is At Fault
Since multiple factors can contribute to an automobile/motorcycle accident, determining who was at fault in an auto accident means figuring out who was negligent, and thus legally responsible for causing the accident. Negligence refers to a person's responsibility to use reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle. A court may rule negligence for:
- Failure to signal when turning
- Failure to obey traffic signals or signs
- Failure to follow the speed limit
- Careless driving
- Talking on a cell phone while driving
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
In addition, accidents can be the result of defective or recalled vehicles, faulty road construction, exits or lighting, roadway debris, inadequate safety, improper road markings, and loose construction materials.
Attorney's David B. Dowling have handled vast numbers of automobile accident cases over the years. They are skilled in employing independent and highly qualified experts to determine the cause of the accident and establish liability and damages. This helps ensure maximum recovery for the victims of an automobile accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile/motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced automobile accident lawyer who will represent you with, dedication and tenacity. We encourage you call personal injury attorneys David B. Dowling, Esquireto schedule a free consultation and analysis of your case.
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