Car Accidents

Car AccidentsPrinceton Car Accident Lawyers

With so many vehicles crowding the nation’s highways, car accidents are a common occurrence in the United States.   In fact, statistics show that more than 30,000 people are killed in car accidents every year, and many more suffer injuries.  Even simple car crashes can be a huge headache for everyone involved, causing injury, disability, and financial hardship, in addition to the hassle of dealing with car repairs and insurance claims. .

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Many factors can cause a car wreck to occur and, unfortunately, even if you personally engage in safe driving behaviors, you can end up in a collision. Reckless driving behaviors that often result in a crash include:

  • Aggressive driving or tailgating
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to obey traffic signals
  • Speeding or reckless driving

Car accidents can also be caused by factors outside of the drivers’ direct control. Conditions such as inclement weather, poorly maintained roads, or automotive defects can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle. In these cases, the vehicle’s designer or manufacturer, roadway designers, or government or private entities responsible for road maintenance may be liable for any ensuing injuries.

When negligence is a factor in a collision, victims may be able to pursue legal action against the driver or other responsible parties to recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  The experienced car accident lawyers at Davis & Brusca are here to help you in all aspects of the legal process so that you can focus on your recovery.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Injuries from car accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe injuries such as:

  • Amputation
  • Broken bones
  • Damage to the spinal cord
  • Fatal injury
  • Neck and back injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Injuries from car accidents often require a long recovery period and may leave victims with a permanent disability. In addition, victims are often left with a heavy financial and emotional burden after the accident.

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