How often is a car accident caused by negligence?

The word “accident” is commonly used to refer to vehicle collisions, but the word may give the wrong impression. Saying that something is “just an accident” may imply that no one is at fault. With most car collisions, that is not the case.

Experts say that human error is responsible for more than 90 percent of car crashes. While it is true that these collisions are “accidents” in that the driver did not intentionally cause the crash, if the driver was negligent, then they are still at fault for the accident.

Drivers who fail in their responsibility to pay attention and drive safely, and cause accidents that harm others, can and should be held responsible.

Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident that was the fault of another person may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Contact Joyce & Reyes for a free consultation to learn more about your rights.

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