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Car Crash Not Always Driver's Fault

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There were nearly 6,420,000 auto wrecks in the United States in 2005. Of those 6,420,000 wrecks more than 2,900,000 people were injured and 42,636 people were killed. That means that every ten seconds someone in the United States is involved in a car wreck.

Most often those wrecks are the result of driver negligence due to the driver’s failure to obey traffic laws, use of a cell phone, or use of alcohol. However, sometimes the accident may be the result of factors unrelated to the driver such as: an automobile defect, poorly maintained roadways, or faulty traffic signals.

Although roadway design has improved significantly in the last century, errors in design, maintenance, and construction continue to contribute to automobile wrecks. The Federal and State Governments continue to stress better design, maintenance, and construction of roadways to help make the roads safer for drivers. However, some companies continue to design roadways that do not provide drivers with sufficient time to see, process, and react to situations that might appear on the roadways. Local municipalities and state agencies are the ones charged with the responsibility of maintaining these roadways. If you or a loved one have fallen victim to a dangerous roadway, most state laws allow you to collect from either the local municipalities or the state itself.

Determining negligence can be difficult, and the law requires the injured party to prove whose negligence caused the injury. Attorneys who understand automobile wrecks can help prove whose negligence caused the injury and can maximize the amount of recovery for their clients.