One important thing for people to understand is that there are different kinds of car accidents that can result in injuries. If the negligence of another party was involved, it's important for victims and loved ones of the victims to seek legal action against the responsible party. That's what our Titusville, Cocoa, and Melbourne personal injury attorneys have helped many clients do over the years.
We'd like to go over some of these different sorts of car accidents so that you have some basic information about how these are addressed in personal injury lawsuits.
Single-vehicle car accidents involve just the one vehicle in a collision. While it may seem that the driver was at fault for the single-vehicle accident, there are actually a number of different reasons why this collision may have occurred that are independent of the driver (as we'll see).
Multi-vehicle accidents involve more than one vehicle in an auto collision. This doesn't need to involve just commuter vehicles. Multi-vehicle accidents can also encompass motorcycle accidents, large trucks and commercial vehicles, bus accidents, and so on.
Car Accidents Due to Driver Error
One common cause of car accidents is driver error. This could mean inattentive driving, speeding, driving recklessly, and general failure to observe the rules of the road. Drivers need to be observant of the others who are sharing the road.
Car Accidents Due to Drunk or Intoxicated Driving
One of the most serious causes of car accidents is the influence of drugs or alcohol. Controlled substances will impair reflexes and slow down reaction times, making intoxicated drivers a hazard to themselves and to others on the road. Drunk driving accidents and drug-related accidents cannot be tolerated.
Car Accidents and Defective Auto Parts
Sometimes a car accident may be the result of defective auto parts, such as bad breaks, bad tires, malfunctioning gas pedals, and other problems. Poor vehicle maintenance can also result in mechanical failure or parts failures that contribute to a car accident.
Car Accidents and Poor Road/Weather Conditions
Whether it's rain, ice, or snow, the conditions on the road can make driving very hazardous and increase the chances of accidents occurring. The same goes for poor road maintenance that has not been properly addressed. If the local authorities are responsible for the condition of the roadway an accident occurs on, our Melbourne auto accident attorneys will try to hold them accountable.
Fatal Car Accidents
Sometimes an auto accident can be so severe that it ends in the loss of life. These fatal car accidents can be very painful for the loved ones of the deceased, which is something our legal team takes very seriously as we assist clients through the legal process.
How Our Legal Team Can Help You
When you meet with our Central Florida personal injury lawyers, our goal will be to ensure that you receive the best legal guidance as well as peace of mind and closure. Our team will fight diligently on your behalf and will seek justice from the negligent party that caused the car accident to occur.
Speak With Our Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
For more information about auto accidents and other legal issues related to negligence, be sure to contact our Titusville, Cocoa, and Melbourne personal injury lawyers today. Our team of attorneys is here for you with counsel and sound advice every step of the way.