While Alaskans are among the safest drivers in America, motor vehicle accidents are still a leading cause of injury and death in the state. If you or a loved one has been injured or lost a loved one because of a negligent driver, you may have a legitimate case. Bill Cook has been representing clients in auto accident cases for over four decades, and you can trust his experience and professionalism to get you the financial award you are entitled to.
Causes of Car Accidents Involving Negligence
When an auto accident occurs, the intent of the driver is irrelevant. What does matter is the cause: a negligent driver is responsible for the damages that he or she inflicts. Here are a few of the common causes of negligent driving resulting in auto accidents:
- Reckless endangerment
- Operating a vehicle under the influence
- Driving without a valid driver’s license
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Aggressive driving
- Road rage
- Distraction due to texting, talking on the phone, etc.
Remember, car wrecks are preventable. The common term is “accidents,” but most vehicle collisions are anything but. When the baby spills the milk, that’s an accident. Car wrecks happen when drivers carelessly, recklessly, or negligently break the law.
Here at the Law Office of William D. Cook, we have a wealth of experience litigating personal injury claims arising from auto accidents. We also offer a free consultation to thoroughly discuss the particulars of your case, as well as a policy that ensures that you do not pay until we are able to win your case through settlement or trial.