Many auto accidents occur because another driver acted in a negligent manner. If you suffer injury because of someone else’s negligence, an experienced Coweta County auto accident attorney can help you hold that driver liable for their actions.
Some common examples of negligent activities that cause motor vehicle accidents include:
- Driving under the influence: Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drugs is one of the most dangerous behaviors in which a driver may engage. Every driver should know the dangers of DUI and, if a drunk driver causes an accident, a court will almost always make an automatic finding of negligence in such cases.
- Violating traffic laws: Violating traffic laws will also often lead to an automatic finding of negligence by the court. This includes speeding, running red lights, failing to signal, ignoring right of way rules, and more. Your attorney will work to prove that the other driver did break a law in order to help your chances of recovery.
- Aggressive driving: Everyone gets impatient at times when they are in traffic or in a hurry and stuck behind a slow driver. However, when a driver acts on that frustration and participates in aggressive driving behaviors, he or she negligently puts other motorists at risk of injury. Aggressive driving may include tailgating, speeding, revving an engine, frequent and/or unnecessary lane changes, and more.
- Distracted driving: Anytime a driver’s mind is off driving, eyes are off the road, or hands are off the wheel, that driver is engaging in distracted driving. Distracted driving behaviors include texting, talking on a cell phone, eating, grooming, tending to kids in the backseat, using a GPS, and more.
Contact a Coweta County auto accident attorney for a free consultation
The above are only a few examples of how drivers can be negligent and cause accidents and injuries. The specific determination of negligence is evaluated on a case by case basis and an experienced auto accident lawyer will know how to investigate the circumstances around your accident and help demonstrate how another driver was negligent so you can get the recovery you deserve. If you have been injured, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for help with your case today.