Car accidents are inarguably the most common type of personal injury claim. More often than not, the cause is someone’s failure to abide by traffic laws.
However, many circumstances can lead to a crash. Consider a few unexpected things that could cause an accident and result in a personal injury claim.
1. Road design
Poor road design can lead to catastrophic accidents. For example, the risk of collisions increases significantly when a road does not have adequate signage or traffic signals. When the design demonstrates clear neglect in protecting the safety of drivers, it could result in a personal injury lawsuit.
2. Defective car parts
Product liability is a legal concept placing the responsibility of consumer safety on the manufacturer and distributors of a product. If a car manufacturer produces a vehicle with a design or assembly flaw and that defect causes a car accident, the company would be liable for damages. Although, these cases are often more challenging than other car accident claims.
3. Road rage
Road rage is not always a massive display of violence. Sometimes it is as simple as someone losing patience on the road and driving a little too aggressively in traffic. When a driver hits the gas too hard to pass someone or tailgates a car that made them angry, it could result in an accident. In that case, the person exhibiting road rage would be liable for damages.
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by someone else, you may be able to recover your losses.