Many different factors can contribute to auto accidents, and each car crash carries its own set of facts and challenges. Weather conditions, inexperienced drivers, drunk drivers, distracted drivers, speeding, and drivers who disregard traffic signals are just a few of the many potential causes of traffic accidents in the Grand Strand Area. No two car crashes are the same, and the auto accident lawyers at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. have just about seen them all.
Rain, snow, high winds, and icy roads are all potentially dangerous weather conditions that can lead to car crashes. Stormy weather can distract drivers who are not alert. It also makes for slick and dangerous surfaces on the highways and can lead to automobiles sliding out of control on turns or when braking. No matter how much care you take as a responsible motorist, another driver who is not paying attention can cause an accident when they do not slow down and take the necessary care to protect themselves and other drivers. In most cases, bad weather is no excuse for bad driving and the at-fault driver is still responsible for any damage that results from an accident that they have caused.
When someone makes the choice to drive after they have consumed alcohol or drugs to the point where they cannot drive safely, they should be held accountable. The criminal justice system often lets down the victims of drunk drivers. Drunk driving defendants' cases may be dismissed due to legal issues or the defendant may be let off easy with fines or probation following a conviction. If you are a victim of a drunk driver, you can still seek justice and full compensation for your injuries in the civil courts. At Axelrod & Associates, P.A., we know that jurors are more likely to impose punitive damages on a drunk driver who has injured someone. The insurance companies know this too. We will use our experience and knowledge of the DUI laws, insurance laws, and our proven trial record to secure the maximum possible compensation for what you have suffered.
Many accidents are caused because the at-fault driver is not paying attention to the road. If a person is distracted while texting or talking on their phone, playing with the radio, eating lunch, or any activity that takes their attention away from safely navigating the highway in front of them, they are liable for the damage caused when their car crashes.
When a person is guilty of speeding or disregarding a traffic signal like a stop sign or a red light, they are also guilty of negligence. The auto accident attorneys at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. see this kind of negligence in many cases that we handle, and we will collect the documentation that you need to prove the at-fault driver's negligence to the insurance company and to a jury. When a person breaks a law that was designed to protect the other drivers on the road, they are negligent per se. Under these circumstances, the only questions left for their insurance carrier or a jury are whether the damages that you suffered were a proximate cause of the at-fault driver's negligence and how much money will fully compensate you for your injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, schedule a free consultation with a Myrtle Beach auto accident lawyer on the Axelrod team. Call us at (843) 916-9300 or fill out our contact form today.