Common Causes of Car Accidents

Miami Attorneys Serving Victims of Auto Collisions

Unfortunately, South Florida is the location of many different types of car accidents, which often leave victims with significant injuries. The Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that in 2018, there were over 400,000 collisions statewide. Many different factors can lead to a motor vehicle accident, but some causes are more common than others, and most of these involve another party’s negligent conduct. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s careless behavior on the road, Miami car accident lawyer Robert Dixon can help you determine what your next legal step may be. Our firm assists clients throughout South Florida with personal injury and wrongful death claims that arise out of motor vehicle crashes. We are familiar with the most common causes of car accidents, and are committed to helping our clients seek coverage of the often steep costs associated with these collisions. If you have questions regarding an accident that led to an injury or death in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County, Mr. Dixon and his staff at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon are here to answer them. Contact our office to learn more about your legal rights and options, and to schedule a free consultation about your potential claims.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Most car accidents are the result of a driver error, which can happen due to a myriad of internal as well as external factors, though some are more common than others. Distracted driving is a leading cause of car crashes and injuries. Examples of this kind of behavior can include texting while driving, having conversations with passengers, preoccupation with a navigation device, eating, grooming, and any other activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the road. Another common factor in auto accidents is drunk or drugged driving, which can lead to many of the most fatal accidents. Further, drivers who operate their vehicles while fatigued may be just as dangerous to themselves and others on the road as drunk drivers are.

Aggressive driving, speeding, and other poor decisions by drivers such as failure to yield or follow other rules of the road can also lead to collisions and injuries. Manufacturing and design defects, such as defective breaks or airbags, or a defect in a vehicle itself, can contribute to serious collisions as well. If careless actions or omissions are the reason you have been hurt in a crash, the responsible parties should be held legally accountable.

Proving Liability After a Car Accident

Negligence occurs when a party has breached a duty of reasonable care they owe to another, causing injury and damages. Drivers owe each other, as well as pedestrians, bicyclists, and the like, a duty of reasonable care while operating their vehicles. Engaging in acts such as texting while driving, speeding excessively, or tailgating can all be viewed as unreasonable and therefore a breach of a driver’s duty to others. Manufacturers also owe a duty to consumers to provide a reasonably safe product. Therefore, when a car part or vehicle itself contains a defect, they can be held strictly liable for injuries caused by that defect. Contacting an attorney who is knowledgeable about the most common causes of car accidents can be an important step toward establishing who is responsible in the aftermath of a crash.

In personal injury cases, a victim may receive damages to cover amounts including past and future medical costs, loss of income and earning capacity, and compensation for pain and suffering. Family members who pursue wrongful death claims may be awarded compensation for any outstanding medical bills related to the injuries that lead to the victim’s death, as well as burial or funeral costs.

Car Accident Lawyers Serving Miami Residents

Figuring out who is at fault for an accident can be complicated, and also the last thing on the mind of an injured victim or someone who has just lost a loved one. Car accident attorney Robert Dixon is dedicated to taking on this task. Victims of car accidents caused by negligence deserve dedicated advocacy, and the team at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon is committed to pursuing damages from those who are at fault for our clients’ harm. If you need legal assistance following an accident, please call (877) 499-4878 or contact us online today to set up a free consultation and find out more about how we can help. We serve clients in areas including Miami, and West Palm Beach.