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Understanding car accident liability

by | Mar 1, 2019 | Car Accidents |

The different types of harm victims of car accidents can suffer can quickly pile up following a car accident. Victims of car accidents can suffer a variety of physical, financial and emotional damages they need help with following an unexpected car accident.

As a result, it is important for victims to understand car accident liability and who may be responsible to compensate them for the harm they have suffered. It is also helpful for victims to be familiar with what they may be compensated for when a negligent driver has harmed them. Car accident liability is based on negligence which means that when a negligent driver causes a car accident that harms others, they may be responsible to compensate them for their damages.

Drivers can be negligent in a variety of different ways including by driving under the influence; driving too fast for roadway, weather or traffic conditions; driving while distracted; or by driving in an otherwise careless manner. Violations of the law may also be considered negligence. Drivers have a duty to drive in a manner that helps keep everyone sharing the roadway safe. When they drive in a negligent manner, they may be liable to compensate victims who are harmed for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Victims of car accidents should be familiar with the legal resources and protections available to them when they have been harmed by a negligent driver. Legal options can help ensure a negligent driver is held accountable and that injured victims recover compensation to help with the damages they have suffered.