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What Are the Potential Causes of a Car Accident?

When someone is involved in a car accident, it can be easy to point fingers at the party you feel is responsible. And while you may not be wrong, there may be more factors involved when determining who can be held liable for the injuries sustained.

Unfortunately, the potential causes of car accidents are not widely known, so legal matters may get complicated. It’s important to understand how accidents can happen so if you need to take legal action, you can do so in an educated manner.

Acts of Negligence By a Driver

There are certain things a driver can do to be considered negligent when driving. Typically, these are acts that are also illegal such as driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving distracted, or driving recklessly.

Reckless driving could include acts such as speeding or cutting through traffic. Distracted driving may be the result of cell phone use, or passengers who are doing things to directly cause the driver to swerve or otherwise drive in a negligent manner.

Product Defects

One thing that people may not be aware of is the presence of a product defect. This means something on the vehicle failed resulting in the collision. For instance, if a driver attempts to brake while approaching a red light but the brakes fail, they would be unable to stop, potentially causing a rear-end or T-bone collision.

Road Dangers

It’s not always the driver’s fault and there are times when specific dangers on the road can cause a serious accident. A pothole can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle or a missing traffic signal can cause serious confusion at an intersection. These types of accidents are not uncommon and it’s the person or entity responsible for road safety who should ensure everything is safe.

At Sachs Law, APC, we’re dedicated to your rights and work hard to determine the cause of your accident. This allows our Orange County car accident attorneys to build a strong case and help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.

For a free consultation with our team, we encourage you to call us today at (714) 660-1681.

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