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Accidents Caused By Driver Negligence

Car Accident Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Driver negligence is the leading cause of car accidents throughout the United States. This may be defined as a driver's failure to exercise proper caution or care while operating a motor vehicle, causing an accident that results in physical and/or emotional injury to one or more victims. Driver negligence may take on many forms in a Los Angeles car accident, but speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving and driving while distracted are the primary culprits.

Examples of Driver Negligence

Types of negligent actions that can lead to serious collisions include:

  • Exceeding the posted speed limit
  • Driving too fast for weather, road or traffic conditions
  • Following too closely
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Making an illegal U-turn
  • Making an improper lane change
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Eating, drinking or smoking while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Rubbernecking – looking at an accident that has already occurred
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Looking at or adjusting an in-car navigation system
  • Talking to a passenger
  • Driving while tired or upset
  • Overly aggressive driving
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Failing to use a turn signal

Get Help from The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus

Determining whether the other driver was negligent is a key part of handling any car accident insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. To recover financial damages from the other driver, you will need to prove that they caused the accident. Your Los Angeles car accident attorney will therefore need to investigate the matter to recover evidence that proves the other driver's negligent conduct.

Now is the time to involve an attorney who can handle your car accident claim and work to prove negligence on the part of the other driver so you can seek and recover full financial compensation for your injuries.

Contact a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer today!

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