Distracted driving is an increasingly common cause of car accidents, particularly with smartphone use on the rise. Distracted drivers may be liable under the theories of negligence or negligence per se.
Reporting a Car Accident
Depending on your state and the severity of the crash, you may or may not need to report a car accident to law enforcement. However, you must usually report the collision to your insurance company.
Who to Sue After a Car Accident
When you have been injured in a car accident, legally responsible parties can include not just other drivers, but vehicle owners, employers, car manufacturers, property owners, and government entities.
Common Injuries After Car Accidents
Car accidents can result in a variety of injuries, many of which may seem insignificant at first. Cuts, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, whiplash, and head injuries can all result in substantial damages.
Drunk and Impaired Driving
In addition to facing criminal charges, drunk drivers can be held liable in civil court for injuries they cause, and plaintiffs suing them civilly are subject to a lower standard of proof than in criminal cases.
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