Car Accident Causes

By The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  Jan. 31, 2013 9:39a

Traffic accidents account for one of the leading causes of personal injury claims and lawsuits in this country. The underlying factor in such cases is the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of drivers; such drivers may be held accountable for the injuries, deaths, and financial losses of victims. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and other agencies which collect car accident statistics, about one third of all such accidents are alcohol-related, despite the heavy criminal penalties associated with driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Another factor which plays a major role in creating accidents is what has become known as "distracted driving." This refers to driving while texting, talking or otherwise dealing with a cell phone or other mechanical device, such as a GPS, CD player, or radio as well as driving while combing one's hair, applying make-up, reading maps, or handling children or other passengers in the vehicle.

Speeding, reckless driving, and disobeying traffic laws, such as failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal, driving too closely behind another, failing to yield, and other moving violations are also significant auto accident causes. Where any of the above causes can be shown to have created the injuries of others, the implicated driver and / or his insurance company may be held responsible through legal action. The damages and losses that they may be required to pay in a settlement or through civil litigation may include the medical expenses, loss of income or wages, disability, disfigurement, and pain and suffering of victims.

Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney

Los Angeles is a huge metropolitan area in which traffic accidents occur on a daily basis. These accidents often have devastating consequences for those involved, including injuries which can lead to days, weeks, or months of recovery time. If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident due to the negligence of another driver, you should seek legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney. By doing so, your chances for recovering fair and just compensation for your injuries and losses are greatly enhanced.

At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, you will find a legal team of trial lawyers who are dedicated to helping those needlessly hurt through negligent actions or inactions. Learn your legal rights and options in the wake of a car accident; contact the firm for a free consultation with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer today.

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