San Jose Car Accident Lawyer
Causes of Car Accidents in San Jose
Many people are injured in car accidents every year that are caused by a number of different factors. Regardless of what caused your accident, if you do not believe that you were responsible then you have every right to seek legal help to find out. A car accident attorney will be able to inform you of your rights after a car accident and determine if you are entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation you are able to receive always depends on the exact scenario in which your car accident took place.
There are many causes of car accidents, but these are some of the more common ones:
Distracted Drivers: Drivers can become distracted a number of different ways. It is impossible to list all the factors that could cause a driver to become distracted because people can become distracted by just about everything. The most common type of
driver distraction though is cell phone use. Although texting and talking on the phone without a hands-free device is illegal in California, many people still do it. Drivers can also become distracted by other things on the road, such as signs, people and accidents (usually referred to as "rubbernecking"). Drivers also commonly cause accidents when they reach to get something in their car, change the radio station or while they are eating. The possibilities are endless.
Drunk Driving: One of the most dangerous types of driver negligence takes place when drivers drink and drive. Operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is grounds for a DUI charge because you are impaired from being able to operate a vehicle safely.
Drunk driving accidents are taken so seriously in California because they often result in the serious injury of innocent victims and sometimes even death.
- Unsafe Roads: Drivers can be involved in accidents either with other cars or without when they are driving on unsafe roads. Many times accidents are caused when roads are not properly maintained by cities. Such could be the case of an accident caused by a pothole, brush that is blocking vital road signs or failure to salt and maintain roads during winter storms.
Defective Vehicle Mechanics: These types of accidents, if proven, will result in a
personal injury charge against a vehicle or vehicle part manufacturer. It is not uncommon for tires to burst, breaks to give out or steering wheels to lock up because they were not manufactured properly. If this is the case and you were involved in an unavoidable accident because of it, then this constitutes a personal injury claim.
Contact a San Jose Personal Injury Attorney
To learn more about your case and if the cause of your car accident warrants a personal injury claim, then speak with a San Jose personal injury lawyer from Habbas & Associates today. You never know how you may be able to be helped until you seek professional legal help and you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm. Our consultations are free and come at no obligation to you. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay a dime unless we make a recovery for you. Rest assured that as our client you will be getting the highest quality of legal care possible. With over 125 years of experience on our side, we are more than ready to help you if you were the victim of a car accident caused by the negligence of another. If this is the kind of representation you are looking for, then speak with us today.