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Partially At-fault in a Road Crash

In most car crashes scenes we all have witnessed, the most damaged and sustained the most injuries are considered and viewed as the victim and crosses out the possibility that they have been a factor for an accident to happen. But, some accidents do occur because of the addition of the fact that the victim's party were also partially negligent at that point, either it was mechanical error or human error, it could be charge to them upon discovery but being at the same time, victims should be cautious when admitting that they do so as it may affect their case and should be address in proper and accordingly as other party's insurer may use the confession against you even though the fault doesn't cause the accident in general and may put your case in peril. 

Each crash has different distinctions and has various causes, it is an essential to know what cause a specific type of accident and its context so one can have idea what possibly happened in the contact of accident to assign faults. Here are some common causes of accidents in general:

Common Causes of Accidents

Car accident has been known to be one of leading causes of death, followed by cancer and respiratory diseases, as in 2019, there were 36,096 deaths were recorded that resulted in rate of 11.0 deaths per 100,000 and 1.11 deaths per 100 million miles traveled, having a fatality rate of more than 3 every 100,000 in one state. And these numbers hasn't stopped to increase as in first half of 2021, more than 20,000 have died alraedy which is 18.4% up compared to year 2020 and considered as the highest in a period since 2006. These deaths were not only caused by one type of accident and one factor of an accident, these are caused by many factors and combined factors which increase the risk of occurrence of fatality. Some of them are:

  • Distracted driving which includes texting and doing something in personal digital device

  • Overspeeding

  • Bad control over dashboard such as forgetting use of turn light signals and checking side mirrors

  • Not reading traffic signs
  • Aggressive driving in general

  • Vehicles' lighting system failure

  • Failing to yield way or taking lane immediately

When can the victim share his fault?

There are things a person involved in the crash to cause regret and what could've been done correctly to avoid the crash, but it shouldn't be said out loud as the insurers' job is to prove that you are negligent and turn the tables for them against you. Here are some scenarios where you can share your fault:

  • Pulling in to the road side quickly might be the cause of the crash, if the driver following you were to fast too and could've been avoided if he/she was driving slow, then the accident would'nt have happened. 

  • If your taillights were broken and was crashed rear-ended, both of the drivers involved in the crash share faults. 

  • If you were about to change lane without using turn lights and was rear-ended by a speeding driver, then you share faults. 

Ryan LLP - Ohio Injury Attorneys

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of a teenager has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices.

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.

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