Car crashes can be caused for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons may include:

  • Driving too fast or too slow
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to signal while turning
  • Driving without considering weather and traffic conditions and/or disobeying traffic signs or signals

Car accidents can also be caused by defective products, an improperly repaired vehicle, malfunctioning traffic control devices and/or poorly maintained roads.

Also, an intoxicated driver, or establishment (restaurant, bar, etc.) may be responsible for injuries sustained to an intoxicated individual who gets into a vehicle.

It is critical to explore and know your rights.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk and drivers must yield. Pedestrians have certain rights and are protected by the rules of the road.
Sharing the roadway can be difficult as city streets are getting busier.
If the rules of the road are not followed, tragic accidents may occur. Children and elders are at the greatest risk of injury.

Pedestrian accidents can be caused by a number of reasons. Some may include:

  • Driving without the proper care and attention
  • Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians at marked cross walks
  • Failing to stop before turning right on red at an intersection
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • FailingĀ  to come to a complete stop at a stop sign
  • Failing to observe posted speed limits
  • Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals