It isn’t always easy to know whether the other driver(s) involved in a crash was more at-fault than you were. Most accidents occur with either no warning or only a few seconds’ worths of warning. It is therefore not always easy to process exactly what is happening at the moment. Thankfully, the experienced Washington legal team at Telaré Law understands which questions to ask and what evidence to gather in order to make an objective assessment of the circumstances surrounding any given accident. Even if you’re unsure of what caused your accident, it’s important to schedule a risk-free consultation with an experienced Walla Walla, WA car accident lawyer at our firm in order to benefit from a confidential case evaluation. Once you have all the information you need to make a knowledgeable decision about the legal options available to you, our team will gladly assist you with whatever path forward you choose to take.
Common Grounds for a Claim – Accidents Involving the Four Ds
There are times when accidents happen and no one is to blame. For instance, if a lightning bolt strikes power lines that are properly maintained and up-to-code and those lines fall into the road, vehicles may be forced to crash in a specific way to avoid those lines, even if every motorist involved is driving safely. However, most of the time, there is at least one party “to blame” when an accident occurs. Manufacturers of defective auto parts, governments failing to properly maintain safe roadways, and even farmers allowing their livestock to cross busy roads can be held accountable for accidents. Yet, in the vast majority of car accident cases, the fault is rooted in motorists who engage in the “Four Ds.” Distraction, Drunkenness, Drugged Driving, and Drowsy Driving all contribute to motor vehicle accident rates in significant ways.
It isn’t always easy to know whether anyone else involved in your accident was drunk, drowsy, drugged, or distracted at the time of your accident. Although drunkenness is usually tested for at the scene, it is harder to tell at a glance whether distraction, drugs (medicinal or illicit), or drowsiness played a role in the crash. As a result, it’s important not to make any assumptions about who or what was to blame for your collision until you’ve allowed our experienced team to investigate.
Legal Assistance Is Available
Even if you think you may have been partially to blame for your crash, please connect with our firm today. If anyone else involved was engaged in one of the “Four Ds” or otherwise negligent, reckless, or intentionally dangerous behavior, we may be able to help secure you compensation for your injuries. Call Telaré Law Firm a car accident lawyer team looks forward to assisting you.
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