Causes of Urban Auto Accidents

Jun 11, 2015 @ 09:00 AM — by Edward Deason

Taxi cab driving down a city streetAuto accidents are always a risk, but it should come as no surprise that the chances of a collision can be especially high in urban areas. The sheer number of vehicles on these crowded city streets can increase the risk of an accident occurring. Factor in the heavy presence of intersections, the frequency of lane changes, and the reckless/negligent behaviors of many drivers, and you can have a recipe for disaster. Car accidents often have extremely severe consequences, with injury and property damage being at the top of the list. Urban auto accidents are frequent in the Torrance area, so attorney Edward Deason has a great understanding of the most common causes of these collisions. He is ready to offer professional help to those who need it.

Causes of Urban Auto Accidents

Every car accident is different and will be the result of its own unique set of circumstances. While there are a great number of possible car accident causes, there are many factors that seem to frequently contribute to urban auto accidents. Below are some circumstances that are commonly found to be the cause of collisions in urban areas:

  • Tailgating
  • Running a red light
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Confusion or unfamiliarity with traffic rules on one-way streets
  • Driver impatience/road rage
  • Speeding
  • Pot holes, construction sites, detours, or other road conditions

Determining Liability

It is important to determine who is at fault for the collision. Drivers should never admit fault at the scene of an accident, but should instead focus on collecting driver information and any other applicable evidence. If possible, drivers should take photos of the vehicles involved as well as the scene of the accident. In addition to collecting information from drivers who were involved in the auto accident, it is a good idea to get contact information from witnesses who were nearby. To ensure that the accident is looked at objectively, it is a good idea to work with an auto accident attorney, rather than simply rely on the decisions of insurance companies. Attorney Edward Deason works with a team of experts to determine liability in urban auto accident cases.

Possible Compensation

Once liability is established, it is time to explore compensation. Victims of urban auto accidents are likely to suffer damages that may result in significant financial impact. Mr. Deason can help clients seek financial compensation for damages suffered based on the specifics of their case. It is possible to collect compensation for damages such as hospital bills, the cost of medical care and rehabilitation, future medical expenses, car repairs, lost wages, the loss of wage-earning potential, and pain and suffering. While each case will be unique, Mr. Deason fights hard to ensure that his clients are compensated to the fullest extent possible.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, attorney Edward Deason can help you through this trying time. Mr. Deason understands the devastating losses that can result from an auto accident and will work diligently to ensure that clients are fairly compensated for damages suffered. To learn more about your legal options, contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.

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