Types of Car Accident Claims

There are a number of factors that can contribute to a car accident. The weather may be bad, visibility may be poor, or the road may be littered with potholes. The other driver may be distracted, tired, or intoxicated. There may be a mechanical issue with your car or theirs. No matter the reason, if you have been injured in a car accident, Pallegar Law, P.A. is here to help. Contacting an experienced Bradenton car accident attorney will ensure that you receive all the compensation that you are entitled to. We work hard to make sure that you receive proper treatment for your injuries while we handle your insurance claims.

Negligence

The most common kind of car accident claim is that of negligence. In order to be licensed to operate a vehicle, all drivers have to display a certain level of caution and skill that will ensure their safety on the road. If a driver fails to act accordingly and someone is injured, that is considered negligence. Your Bradenton car accident attorney will work with your car insurance company to identify who was at fault for the accident. Your attorney must prove that the other driver failed to act reasonably, and that the accident occurred because of their negligent actions.

Here are a few examples of negligent drivers: a driver who is texting and driving, a driver who is intoxicated, a driver who ran a red light, and a driver who is exhibiting “road rage”. These drivers all show signs of negligent actions that are likely to result in an accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact Pallegar Law, P.A. today to get help.

Manufacturer Liability

Manufacturer liability is another kind of car accident claim. If your car had some kind of defect that lead to an accident, you can file a claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle. Common types of defects are: tire failure/blowout, seat belt failure, and roof crush/collapse during a rollover accident. These defects can directly cause accidents, or contribute to the harm caused by an accident.

Defects can be caused by faulty designs and poor planning, such as wrong choice of materials or failure to work with the other parts of the vehicle. Defects can also be caused by errors during the manufacturing process. Design defects occur during the planning stages of a product, but manufacturing defects occur while the product is being made. The design of a product may be free of defects, but an error can still occur when the product is created. If you have been injured by a manufacturing defect, your Bradenton car accident attorney will investigate every detail of your case to determine who is at fault, and then file a claim with the manufacturer.

Poor Road Design

A third kind of accident claim is due to poor road design or road maintenance. The state of Florida has thousands of miles of roads, and it is important that each driver is able to operate their vehicle on these roads without hazards. It is the duty of the state and the federal government to make all roads safe for drivers.

Drivers should take caution to some common hazards that may occur, such as: potholes, cracks, or bumps in the road, faded paint, and blind spots. Other potentially accident-causing hazards may include: incorrect road signs or a lack of signs altogether, lack of guardrails, malfunctioning traffic lights, and poorly designed intersections. These hazards may cause or contribute to a car accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to poor road design, contact an aggressive Bradenton car accident attorney.

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