Defensive driving is an important skill because there are many irresponsible drivers that pose a threat to your safety while on the road. Unfortunately, defensive driving only goes so far. You cannot predict when an irresponsible driver will cause an accident that can result in your pain and suffering.
Those who have been hurt in accidents due to other drivers’ negligence may be entitled to compensation for their financial hardships, such as medical bills and lost wages. Contact the experienced Lake Geneva car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation.
Common Forms of Driver Negligence
Irresponsible drivers are putting themselves in danger as well as other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians around them. Every year, millions of innocent people suffer serious injuries due to negligent drivers’ actions, including:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Cell phone use such as texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving while fatigued
If you have been involved in a car accident due to any of above, or even other acts of irresponsible driving, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries.
Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Lawsuit
In order to file a personal injury lawsuit, you and your attorney must prove that the following occurred in your accident:
- The negligent party had a civil duty to you
- There was a breach of that civil duty
- Injuries occurred as a direct result of the above
In the case of car accident, the duty typically breached is the failure to follow driving laws. Once you have built a case, you may be able to settle with the negligent party outside of court. If an agreement cannot be reached, the case can go to court, where a judge or jury will decide the final amount of compensation awarded to the victim.
If you or your loved one is a victim of driver negligence, you may need to fight for your rights. An irresponsible driver poses a danger to everyone on the road, but you can help discourage future negligence by holding that person accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused you. Contact the Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier today at 800-242-2874 to fight for your rights.