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Determining Liability in My Car Accident

One of the key components of any car accident claim or lawsuit is establishing negligence. If your accident was caused as a result of another person's negligent actions, inattention, disregard for the safety of others, or intentional wrongdoing, you likely have sufficient grounds to file a lawsuit or insurance claim. While not all car accidents are caused by another person's negligence, in many cases, negligent driving conduct was the cause of the accident, whether drunk driving, texting, speeding or other conduct.

The most common causes for car accidents in California and throughout the country are:

  • Driver distraction
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving

In these cases, the driver responsible for causing the accident could be held liable as had the driver not been distracted (by talking on the phone, texting, eating, daydreaming, adjusting the radio, or any other distraction), speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the accident would not have occurred.

It is not always easy to determine liability in a car accident and you likely ask the following questions:

  • How do you prove that someone was talking on the phone or texting at the time of your accident?
  • What evidence is needed to clearly show that poor road conditions played a key part in causing an accident?

You may not even be aware of what caused the accident. You may simply know that your vehicle got hit by another vehicle and you suffered serious injuries as a result. To protect your right to full compensation by establishing liability, it is advised that you retain the services of a skilled car accident lawyer at once.

An attorney from Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. will be able to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, and obtain and preserve the evidence to support your claim. To discuss your car accident case, contact an Orange County personal injury lawyer right away. The firm has the highest possible rating and has recovered millions in damages.