Understanding Negligence for Car Accidents. Negligent Driving Can Result In Injuries or Death

To drive a car it is good, but to drive safely it’s perfect. All people know how many deaths and injuries cause automobile accidents. Car accidents give rise to the majority of personal injury claims in the U.S.

General Motor Vehicle Accidents Statistics (2009) presents the following statistics

According to U.S. Census there were 10.8 Million Motor Vehicle Accidents and 35,900 car-accidentDeaths.

According to National Safety Council there were 3.5 Million Non Fatal Injuries, 18.4 Million Vehicles Involved and  $244.7 Billion Total Motor Vehicle Related Costs.

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Behind The Scenes Of A Personal Injury Case. Personal Injury Terminology

Personal injury is a legal term meaning bodily injury or emotional distress which is caused by a type of tort or by the negligence of another. Negligence is defined as conduct that falls below the standards if behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm.

4Torts are determined as civil wrongs that cause a person to suffer harm or loss. Generally torts fall into three categories:

  1. Intentional torts can result from intentional acts such as battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional stress and others.
  2. Negligent torts also called “prudent man rule” result from failure to behave with the level of care to someone whom he or she owes a duty to (i.e. failing to obey traffic rules)
  3. Strict Liability torts are caused by virtue of a wrongful act, without any accompanying intent or mental state.

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