Car accidents occur every day in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky, and many cause serious injuries or even death. When a car accident happens, it is important to uncover the cause of the car accident. Determining why a car accident occurred will make it possible to determine who was at fault for the car accident. As well, determining the causes of the accident assists experts and manufacturers in study and development of safety procedures, laws, and products to improve motor vehicle safety.
The person or entity who was at fault or responsible for causing the crash may also be responsible, in the eyes of the law, for any consequences that happen as a direct result of the wreck. This means that the responsible party could be required to pay medical costs and bills for anyone injured in the crash. If the responsible party made someone miss work or injured someone and made him or her unable to work, then lost income benefits can be paid. As well, compensation could be available for wrongful death, loss of companionship, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Each accident victim has a unique story and circumstances relating to how the accident impacted their life, including family and finances.
For a victim to obtain any of the monetary damages that the responsible party may need to pay, however, the first step is identifying the root cause of the crash. There are lots of different reasons why car accidents occur. The above video prepared by a St. Louis car accident lawyer at The Cagle Law Firm provides information on the top causes of car wrecks:
Some of the top causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving and inattentiveness
- Aggressive or reckless driving (road rage)
- Drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Auto defects.
At The Cagle Law Firm, our goal is to uncover the cause of your car wreck and get to know your individual story. Getting to know your story and circumstances assists us in making a stronger case for why you deserve compensation for your car accident injuries. The cause of a car accident is often disputed, so be sure to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a crash to avoid jeopardizing your case.
Our Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky injury lawyers have extensive experience with car accident lawsuits, and we can help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. Contact The Cagle Law Firm now online or call 800.685.3302 for a free case evaluation.