Proving Liability in Traffic Collisions
There are many potential causes of a traffic collision, and it is clear that a number of parties may shoulder some of the blame for a car collision. Anyone driving on the road is expected to drive safely and responsibly and to provide other road users with a basic level of care and safety. This is known as the standard of care. A failure to meet this standard can place liability on the party responsible for breaching the standard.
For example, anyone who drives while intoxicated or while distracted is at increased risk for breaking basic driving rules such as stopping at a red light or stop sign, or driving within safe driving speeds. If a collision is caused by another’s reckless and negligent behavior they can potentially be held responsible for the collision. A truck driver or trucking company may be responsible for a crash if poor hiring, training, or overwork cause a collision. Rear-end drivers are presumed to be at-fault for a rear-end collision.
For collisions that are caused by damaged or defective roads, inadequate signage, and traffic control device issues at intersections and elsewhere such as at railroad crossings, a local town or municipality may be at-fault for the resultant collision.
The statutes of limitations for lawsuits involving municipalities are typically much shorter than for other cases. therefore, it is important that you quickly identify the cause or causes of your collision, the at-fault party, and compensable damages.
Contact the Office of a Car Accident Attorney in Babylon for Help Today
A car accident lawyer in Babylon with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help with all of the steps above. Contact our offices today at (631) 451-7900 to discuss your case. We can also assist clients in Spanish. Do not hesitate to call us today.