A car accident can change your life forever, and tear your family apart. If you have been injured in a car accident you may also be caring for another injured family member or mourning the loss of someone you love. Mobile car accident claims attorney Sarah Rutledge knows how difficult this time is for you and your family. She felt a persona and professional calling to help those who are seriously injured and the families who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents after her own life was touched by the loss of someone dear in a fatal car wreck. Please, do not hesitate to call the Law Office of Sarah Rutledge, LLC to schedule your free consultation today.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
In order to determine who can be held financially responsible for your car accident, we must first determine the cause of the accident. Although it may seem obvious, there is often more to a car accident than meets the eye.
For instance, brake failure or unintended acceleration in a defective vehicle can look like driver negligence to the driver of the other vehicle in an accident and to witnesses. Similarly, a malfunctioning traffic signal can cause both drivers and witnesses on both sides to believe that the other driver ran a red light.
You cannot depend on the police and insurance adjusters to thoroughly and properly investigate your accident. That is where your car accident claims attorney comes in. In Mobile, Alabama, the Law Office of Sarah Elise Rutledge, LLC will thoroughly investigate to determine the true cause of your accident and work hard to recover all possible compensation for you and your family.
Common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driver
- Intoxicated driver
- Failure to yield
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Excessive speed
- Unsafe passing
- Failing to use turn signals
- Defective vehicle
- Defective roadway
Distracted drivers are everywhere and have become the number one hazard on our roads. Distraction involving device use are completely out of hand and they have not replaced the old distractions, just added to them. Common distractions that cause car accidents include:
- Taking selfies
- Talking on the phone, even hands-free
- GPS and other device use
- Eating and drinking
- Reaching for objects in the floorboard or back seat
- Tending to children
- Adjusting the stereo and other settings in the vehicle
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident in Mobile or anywhere in Alabama, please call the Mobile car accident attorney Sarah Rutledge at 251-300-1653 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. We handle car accident claims and represent car accident victims and their loved ones on a contingency fee basis, so there is no fee unless we win compensation for you.