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Leading Causes of Car Crashes in California

Leading Causes of Car Crashes in California

Serious traffic accidents stem from many different factors, but the one thing they have in common is that they can inflict death, injury, and property damage. Victims and their families may consider seeking damages from the responsible parties, but they should first seek proper legal representation. The attorneys at Manning Law can provide the assistance that is needed in such personal injury cases.

The Causes of Vehicular Mishaps

Traffic accidents claim thousands of lives and injure hundreds of thousands every year in California. These mishaps often result from the negligent actions of one or more drivers.

These are the most common causes of car crashes in California:

  • Speeding: Speeding can both increase the possibility of an accident and worsen its consequences if an accident occurs.

  • Distracted Driving: With motorists taking their attention off the road while eating, conversing with passengers and, despite laws restricting such activity, using personal mobile devices.

  • Impaired Driving: When drivers are impaired, it means the use of illegal or even legal drugs and, of course, alcohol has been consumed.

  • Improper Lane Changing: This often occurs when a vehicle changes lanes without properly checking to see if it is clear for them to do so.

Accidents may also result from a combination of factors. No matter the cause, Manning Law can help you determine the viability of a legal case and establish the best course of action moving forward.

Determining Legal Culpability After a Car Accident

The cause of an accident may not be apparent, thus requiring a careful examination of the known facts. There are also many issues to consider before a case can proceed, such as the statute of limitations, which is two years in California for bodily injuries and three years for property damage. Additionally, it is wise to consider comparative negligence, which can reduce the damages that the victims and their families may receive.

No matter how severe or minor your injuries are, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. At Manning Law, we help our clients navigate the various laws and procedures that they can expect to encounter throughout the legal process following a car accident in California.

Call our Newport Beach personal injury attorneys at Manning Law today at (800) 783-5006 for a consultation regarding your case.

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