Common Causes of Car Accidents
After being involved in a car accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed by everything you have been through. One thing will likely become apparent very quickly— you need financial relief.
The best way to get this relief is by holding the at-fault party accountable for what their negligence has caused you. But in order to move forward with your case, we will need to uncover who the liable party is.
Continue reading to learn more about who some of the most common at-fault parties are in car accidents and how a Columbus car accident lawyer can help.
Negligent Government Agencies
Drivers should be able to assume the major roads they travel on are safe. But when broken pavements, massive potholes, missing street signs, broken traffic lights, and other hazards cause serious accidents, government agencies can be named as liable in your car accident claim.
If it wasn’t for negligent drivers, the number of car accidents nationwide would decrease considerably. Any type of unsafe driving is considered negligence, as negligent drivers put themselves and those they share the roads with at risk for debilitating injuries. Common examples of negligent driving include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Aggressive driving (speeding, road rage, failure to stop, etc…)
Malfunctioning Auto Parts
Companies will sometimes fail to use quality products to manufacture theirs, or continue using products they know are faulty to save money. These product liabilities are a type of personal injury claim.
When a car part is defective, nearly anyone involved in the sale, design, manufacturer, or distribution of that product could be partially at fault. Your lawyer’s investigation into your accident will uncover who is culpable for your car accident injuries.
Get Help From a Car Accident Lawyer in Columbus
When you have suffered debilitating injuries in a car accident and you are unsure of where to turn for help, contact an experienced Columbus car accident lawyer at Rafidi, Pallante & Melewski LLC. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you complete our convenient contact form or call our office at 1-866-494-5387.