Traffic Accidents Wreck Lives



Determining who was at fault in an auto accident means figuring out who was negligent, and thus responsible for causing the accident. Failure to use reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle constitutes negligence. A finding of negligence is often based on:

Collisions caused by hit and run drivers can still lead to claims, even if the driver of the car who caused the crash is not identified.


What to Do When You Have a Car Accident 
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, or injured as a pedestrian:

  • Obtain as much information as possible about the vehicles involved, as well as names, addresses and telephone numbers for drivers.
  • Request the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses.
  • Make sure police are aware of any traffic violations that the operator may have committed.
  • If you are injured, get medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Promptly notify your insurance company about the accident.
  • Obtain photographs of vehicles, injuries and accident location.
  • Contact a lawyer promptly to determine your legal rights.


This website has been prepared by our firm for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.

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