Traffic Violations Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
When a motor vehicle accident occurs, law enforcement is usually called to the scene, especially if there is an injury. If a citation for a traffic violation is issued to any of the drivers involved in the crash, it can greatly affect who is considered at-fault for the accident. Understanding how a traffic violation can impact an injury accident claim is important, especially if you were the one injured in the accident.
How Traffic Citations Affect Injury Accident Claims
Accidents are often caused by a traffic violation. Speeding, following too closely, drunk driving, failure to stop and other violations are directly linked to accidents. When a crash between two or more vehicles occurs and there are injuries, any driver that is given a citation could face difficulty disproving fault. This can be good and bad. It is good if the at-fault driver receives a citation as it can help you build your case for their liability. If you received a citation, it could impact your claim that another driver was at-fault in your injury accident.
If you receive a citation for a traffic violation in an accident where you were injured, it is important to fight your ticket if you want to file a claim against another driver. This can help in proving their liability for the accident. On the other hand, if the other driver received the ticket or they violated traffic laws, it is helpful in proving liability or negligence. If the driver was driving under the influence, speeding, ran a red light or violated other traffic laws, it may be beneficial to your injury accident claim.
Were you injured in an accident caused by a traffic violation in the Tampa area? Contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.