How Are Auto Accidents Caused?
There are some auto accidents that are just accidents. No one is at fault. However, this type of true accident is the exception, not the rule. Traffic laws and ordinances are set up to keep people safe. If everyone were to follow the rules perfectly and avoid negligent driving, almost no accidents would occur.
Almost every accident occurs as a result of some form of negligence or illegal driving.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent driving, talk with an experienced lawyer from Bruno & Bruno. Our attorneys have been serving accident victims on the South Shore in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner and Chalmette, as well on the North Shore in Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville and Slidell for more than 60 years in motor vehicle accidents caused by:
- Reckless driving: This is one of the most common causes of car and truck accidents. Speeding, using excessive speed for conditions and texting while driving are some of the chief offenders. Everyone knows that drunk driving is illegal and extremely dangerous, yet this behavior continues, endangering the lives of everyone else on the road.
- Dangerous conditions: Weather and dangerous roadways create serious hazards for drivers. Motorcyclists and 18-wheeler operators are particularly susceptible to accidents caused by dangerous conditions on the road.
- Unknown rules: There are situations in which even careful, properly licensed drivers simply don’t know the laws and regulations. This is common with bicycles and pedicabs. Recent additions of bicycle lanes in New Orleans and the surrounding areas are brand-new to local drivers, and they are unknown to out-of-state drivers. The laws regulating pedicabs are new to everyone. Ignorance of the law is a common cause of accidents.
At Bruno & Bruno, we have a wealth of experience handling all types of auto wrecks for our clients. We have a history of success and a commitment to service. Let our family help your family.