Negligent Driver Accident Assistance
Driver negligence is a term that is used to describe when a motorist fails to act in a responsible manner in a specific situation. In the field of law, this may also apply when the careless actions of a driver results in the injury of another motorist, passenger or pedestrian.
It's important to note that while alcohol related accidents are on the decline, negligent driving accidents are becoming more common largely due to the increased usage of mobile devices.
In South Carolina, this issue has prompted many counties to outlaw the use of cell phones by drivers when they are behind the wheel on a public roadway.
Have you been injured in a collision that was caused by a negligent driver?
In order to file a lawsuit for any type of injury, a person must first prove that the injuries were caused by the negligent actions of another individual. At the law offices of Harbin & Burnett, our auto accident attorneys have litigated dozens of cases and can provide the experience to prove the validity of your claim.
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Common Causes of Driver Negligence
According to the National Safety Council, more than 32,675 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions throughout the United States in 2014, with 2.34 million injuries as well.
Some of the common causes of driver negligence on our South Carolina roadways include:
- Applying makeup
- Changing the radio
- Drinking while driving
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Eating while driving
- Passenger distractions
- Pet distractions
- Texting while driving
Any action that takes a driver's attention away from the roadway is considered to be an act of negligence, therefore there are many different forms of negligent driving which may occur.
Common Types of Negligent Driving
It is common for these causes of negligent driving to lead to different types of negligent driving actions. Negligent driving actions come in several different forms and can result in many different types of traffic violations. If a driver is caught performing these actions, he or she may face charges, a ticket, license suspension, and possible time in jail.
Some common types of negligent driving include:
- Aggressive driving
- Driving with hazard lights on
- Excessive lane changing
- Failing to properly signal
It is common for these types of actions to result in a motor vehicle collision. These collisions may also lead to injuries to all vehicle occupants. In order to avoid these negligent drivers our attorneys recommend practicing defensive driving and abiding by all traffic laws.
Negligent Driver Injuries
Negligent drivers are responsible for a large percentage of the 2.4 million injuries and 32,675 traffic related deaths throughout 2014, along with the accidents caused today. This is due to the fact that these drivers are not paying attention to the roadway and have little or no time to react to a stimulus that an attentive or defensive driver would. Some injuries caused by negligent drivers include:
- Airbag injuries
- Broken bones
- Dental injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Nerve damage
- Passenger injuries
- Seatbelt injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Of all reported traffic collisions throughout South Carolina in 2014, over 34,000 resulted in some form of injury. Therefore, it is imperative to seek medical attention following an accident, not only to assure your injuries are cared for, but also to provide our attorneys with documents to prove the injuries were caused by a negligent driver.
Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers Today
At Harbin & Burnett, our attorneys have great sympathy for the victims of auto accidents and believe that if you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, the victims may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages as a result.
Our attorneys have taken a vow to stand by each of our clients throughout the entire litigation process and to provide comprehensive legal counsel on your specific situation. With our office in Anderson, South Carolina, our attorneys are able to serve clients throughout the entire state and elsewhere as required.
Some of the areas our attorneys serve around Anderson include:
- Travelers Rest
We are proud to serve all of these locations along with the surrounding areas and across the great state of South Carolina. To learn how our attorneys can begin assisting you with your specific case, we welcome you to contact us at 1-888-821-0247 or complete our Free Case Evaluation form located at the top of this page today.
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