Different types of negligence resulting in auto accidents:
Everyone is expected to maintain proper care when operating an automobile. And generally speaking, almost all car accidents, whether intentional or not, are directly caused by the negligence of another party. The following are the most common types of negligence we see in car accident cases involving personal injury that our law firm handles:
• Failure to be aware of their environment, surroundings, or not seeing other drivers and pedestrians.
• Failure to maintain proper speed, whether exceeding the speed limit or driving too slow.
• Tailgating, or following entirely too closely behind another driver.
• Failure to yield to a right of way.
• Running red lights and stop signs, or failing to stop at red lights or stop signs.
• Losing control of the vehicle, reckless or careless driving.
• Unable to stop in time, rear end collisions, failure to use the brakes properly.
While this list is far from complete, it does represent the majority of the types of cases we see. Proving negligence in these situations in order to ensure the defendant assumes liability for your injury and claims requires your attorney to show that the defendant was the "proximate cause" of your injuries.