accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental injury in the
Buffalo NY area. Each year, people are killed in motor vehicle
crashes and many are injured. These crashes are frequently caused
by the negligence of other drivers, leading to their own death or
injury as well as those of innocent victims.
one of the primary causes of most automobile accidents. Negligent
acts occur when a driver causing an accident does not exercise a
reasonable standard of care. For example, he was driving too fast or
too slowly for the conditions. Or driving distracted. Perhaps he
ignored traffic signals or conditions. There are many areas in which
negligence can occur but negligence is a failure to be careful
rather than an act intended to cause harm.
A person who is distracted and rear-ends another vehicle is negligent. Intentional
misconduct, on the other hand, is an action committed when the
person knew that his actions could cause harm and did not care, or
actively desired to harm others. A driver who drives at a high rate
of speed, cutting in and out of traffic, may be intentionally putting
himself and others at risk. The law of strict liability could apply
in some circumstances and neither negligence nor intent would need
to be shown. Another cause of auto accidents is product failure. The
Firestone tire litigation is a good example of product failure. In
that case, a defect in the tire caused accidents beyond the control of
drivers. The defects were not intentional but the manufacturer was
responsible. A similar situation could exist if a repair to the car
was done improperly and caused in a crash. In some states, in the case
of auto accidents caused by drunk drivers, the business or host who
supplied the alcohol and allowed the driver to drive in an
intoxicated condition could be found to have a liability in addition
to the drunk driver.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call J John Sebastian Law Office or schedule a consultation and review.
The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to
handle your case, we may work on a contingency fee basis, which means
we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of
funds. In many cases, a lawsuit or other claim must be filed before
an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations.
Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to
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