Accidents are a given, they happen no matter how cautious one may try to be. The responsibilities of owning and driving a car are much greater than one may think. It doesn’t matter if the car is parked or the owner is driving it, a car accident can still occur. There are a number of car accident attorneys in every community and you should select an attorney who has a positive reputation.
Most accidents are caused by distractions; distractions can be due to internal or external sources. Internal distractions are one’s thoughts about activities that have nothing to do with driving. External distractions are those that others, either inside or outside of the vehicle, create. Both are common occurrences that an experienced car accident attorney will be familiar with.
Internal types of distractions cause the driver to be inattentive and focus on their thoughts instead of driving. Thoughts can be of, but not limited to: personal and/or family problems, financial problems or maybe even a recent or future event that is of importance. External types of distractions can be caused by a large number of sources. The weather, tuning the radio, eating/drinking, reading a map, texting or talking on a phone or CB radio or even by looking at another occupant of the vehicle. Although it does not directly impact the actual cause of the accident, but the speed at which the vehicle is moving has a great impact as to how extensive the damage is done when an accident is occurring. Accidents can occur in one’s own driveway to happening on the highway. In addition, the collision can involve the driver’s car only or many other vehicles. Depending upon where the accident occurs, who is involved and what has been damaged in an accident may require legal counsel. Many times, accidents are minor and the incident is relatively easy to resolve but there are unfortunately times in which the matter is more complicated and an attorney is necessary.