Lever & Ecker, PLLC January 23, 2019 Car Accidents
Auto accidents may be a fact of life, but they almost never happen by mere coincidence. In fact, the overwhelming majority of car accidents are caused by negligence — that is, someone’s failure to behave reasonably, responsibly, or lawfully.
How, exactly, does negligence lead to collision?
In the sections that follow, we examine several of the most common causes of car accidents in New York.
Too often, drivers allow themselves to become hurried, hasty, impatient, or distracted while driving. Common causes of car accidents include:
Just as drivers have a legal duty to operate their vehicles safely, manufacturers have a duty to design and build those vehicles safely too. Vehicle defects or breaches of warranty can give rise to claims for compensation against the companies that design, assemble, distribute, and sell vehicles.
In some cases, an injured driver may have a claim against a negligent driver and a vehicle manufacturer. An experienced White Plains car accident lawyer can help you identify each party that might be liable for the damages in your situation.
When inclement weather strikes, or when dangerous road conditions become apparent, drivers have a duty to modify their behavior accordingly. The appropriate course of action might depend on the conditions at hand.
Even though no one intends to lose control of their car in ice, rain, or snow, drivers are generally responsible for the damages they cause when they crash into someone else during inclement weather.
In some cases, victims might also have a claim against third parties for creating dangerous conditions on the road (such as a commercial transport company that allows unsecured cargo to fall onto the road, creating a rollover hazard) or for failing to maintain the roadway (such as a state government that neglects a state-maintained bridge or stretch of road).
You might not be sure what caused your car accident. That’s okay. As New York auto accident lawyers, part of our job is to investigate your accident and do everything we can to identify the type of negligence that caused it.
In some cases, we may even work with investigative experts to recreate the accident and get to the bottom of how it happened.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a New York auto accident, let the Manhattan & White Plains auto accident attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC fight for your rights.
We’ll work tirelessly to identify each relevant source of liability and to get you every penny you deserve.
Get started with a free case review, contact us online or call (914) 288-9191 to talk with an attorney.