Causing an Accident Law

Causing an Accident

What is Traffic Law Regarding Causing an Accident?

A traffic accident occurs when a driver collides with or crashes into another vehicle, object or person. The driver that is found at fault for the accident is the driver that caused the accident. Causing an accident can lead to severe personal injury, property damage, or death. Thousands of deaths and injuries are caused by car accidents each year. Reasons a driver may cause an accident include, but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle mechanical failures
  • Drug or alcohol impairment
  • Driving while distracted
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Road debris, construction or poor road conditions
  • Poor weather conditions and/or visibility
  • Traffic errors or offenses such as speeding, ignoring traffic signs, running red lights or stop signs, not yielding the right of way, etc.

Causing an accident may lead to severe penalties and consequences. If a driver causes an accident, whether with another vehicle, person, or property, he or she is required by law to stop, exchange information with the other parties involved and contact the local law enforcement. If the driver fails to do so, it is considered a hit and run which is a criminal offense. Causing an accident can result in loss or suspension of license, high administrative fines, and even jail time.

Traffic Accident Lawyers

Traffic law attorneys can help you if you have caused an accident. Causing an accident can lead to civil or criminal liability, which will likely cause you great stress, inconvenience and expenses. Hiring an experienced lawyer can keep you from facing unnecessary liabilities and penalties. An attorney will work with your insurance company, the other parties involved, and the courts to protect and defend your rights.

Lawyer Referral Service

Seek the counsel of a traffic law attorney immediately after causing an accident. Contact Attorney Search Network for a free lawyer referral to an experienced traffic accident attorney in your area. Our lawyers will work hard to protect your rights and defend you if you have caused an accident or if you have been accused of causing an accident.

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