Car Accident Causes

Auto accidents can happen at any time. In many cases, car accidents happen due to negligence. When you have been in a car accident due to someone else's negligent or reckless driving, you need to call a lawyer. The Lafayette auto accident attorneys at the Gaar Law Firm have experience litigating many different types of car accident claims, determining the causes, and proving negligence.

Common Causes of Lafayette Louisiana Car Accidents

Most motor vehicle accidents are avoidable, and can be eliminated with simple precautions. Serious injuries can be avoided by simply wearing a seat belt.

Some common causes of car accidents are:

  • Speeding
  • Traffic
  • Gridlock
  • Recklessness
  • Negligence
  • Road rage/aggressive driving
  • Fatigue or falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Drug abuse
  • Drunk driving
  • Cell phone use include text messaging

When do you need to hire an auto accident attorney in Lafayette?

Car accident cases can involve complex litigation. Determining the cause of an accident is imperative and often difficult. Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries and damages, it may be difficult to handle on your own. Attempting to resolve your car accident injury case on your own often results in less compensation. Insurance companies have to make a profit, and may not always act in your best interest.

The Lafayette auto accident attorneys at the Gaar Law Firm understand every facet of complex injury cases. We are familiar with Louisiana traffic law including extra rules imposed on commercial and public carriers that you may not be aware of. With our many years of handling such cases, we are also experienced with understanding the complex scientific and engineering principles necessary to determine how a motor vehicle collision has happened and who is at fault. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation to talk about your car accident case and learn more about our services.