Many car collisions occur due to negligence

On behalf of Eisenmenger, Robinson & Peters, P.A. posted in Car Accidents on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Just last week, this blog looked at the prevalence of drunk driving accidents on the state’s roads. Drunk driving is just one cause of the many car collisions Brevard residents attempt to avoid each and every day; distracted driving, reckless driving, and many other causes also create hazards for individuals traveling on streets and highways. At the core of many of these bad driving scenarios is negligence on the part of the responsible motor vehicle operator.

Negligence occurs when a person fails to act responsibly given the facts of a certain situation. For example, driving fast and without one’s lights on at night could be negligent. Negligence could also occur when a driver exceeds the speed limit and too closely follows another vehicle on slippery wet roads. For every different driving situation, there are ways that a driver could act negligently.

When a driver acts negligently, he may cause a car collision. That collision can impose harm and loss upon innocent parties affected by the crash. When a negligent driver is responsible for other people’s damages, that individual may take on liability for the others’ losses.

Victims who suffer physical harm, property damage, and other losses due to car accidents can sometimes seek compensation from the negligent drivers who caused their collisions. Compensation in a civil personal injury-based lawsuit is generally awarded to help a victim get back to where he was before his accident. Because accidents can force innocent victims to expend their own time and money in efforts to recover, compensation from negligent parties can help them do so with greater ease.

Negligence is common on Florida roads and for some it results in damaging car accidents. The attorneys of Eisenmenger, Berry & Peters help their clients understand negligence as a basis for a civil personal injury lawsuit as well as other legal causes of action on which litigation may be based. Lawsuits based on negligence can help car collision victims improve their post-accident experiences and get their lives back on track.