Types of Negligence in Delaware Car Accidents

It is the unfortunate truth that car accidents can happen at any time in many ways on the road. While drivers have a big responsibility while operating a vehicle, they are subject to human error. Drivers can become distracted and take their eyes off the road for just one second, leading to a dangerous accident. Accidents caused by another’s negligence can lead to very serious accidents and even sometimes death. After an accident, an injured individual or their loved ones may wish to contact an experienced attorney at a later moment to discuss their options.

Types of Negligence

Drivers do not always make the best decisions while behind the wheel of the car. There are many ways driver negligence can be seen on the road. These actions can generally be covered by two main categories. This includes:

  • Dangerous Driving: A driver is negligent if they do not follow the rules of the road. When people drive in an unsafe manner, they put others on the road in danger. This may include speeding, reckless driving, improper lane changes, unsafe passing, failure to abide by stop signs and lights, street racing, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and more.
  • Distracted Driving: All drivers must give the road their full attention. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. There are several distractions that may cause a driver to not pay attention to the road. One of the most common distractions is the use of a mobile phone behind the wheel of a vehicle. People sometimes use their phone while driving for navigation, to make or receive phone calls, listen to music, send a text or email, and searching the internet. Other distractions may also include eating, looking for something in the car, or speaking to other passengers in the vehicle.

Proving Negligence

When a person drives negligently on the road, they put others at great risk for injuries and even death. If negligent behavior causes harm to another person on the road, the injured party may wish to hold the negligent driver responsible. If an individual wants to hold another party responsible, they must satisfy the “burden of proof.” This requires them to collect evidence that proves the other party’s negligence directly caused the accident and the injury. Evidence for a case may consist of a police report from the scene of the accident, medical documentation of the injury, pictures and videos of the accident, or any witnesses.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident as a result of negligence, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.

MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.