Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Clear Case of Negligence in Automobile Accidents

I came across this blog entitled “Tacoma man dies after being hit by 2 separate vehicles” dated March 25, 2008. It was about a man who died in Tacoma after being hit by two irresponsible drivers in an intersection.

One of the things that we need to establish when defending an automobile accidents claim is the issue of negligence. There are so many ways of becoming negligent. In law, you can hold a person liable for negligence if you can prove that the defendant did not do his job in ensuring the safety of their premise or vehicle.

In the article it was very clear that the two drivers showed negligence by speeding in an intersection where they are supposed to slow down. What is worst is that the two plaintiffs sped up even more as if nothing happened. The good thing about this situation is that there are witnesses who actually saw what happened.

I remember handling a similar case two years back. My client’s friend was also an unfortunate victim of wrongful death. He was just leisurely walking in the pedestrian lane when out of nowhere two cars came rushing by and hit him. He died on the spot.

Now the family of my client filed a case against the driver. It was a celebrated one because one of the drivers belonged to a prominent family. However, justice prevailed because we were able to recover both punitive and monetary damages.

To successfully win the case you are handling, I suggest that you gather enough evidences. The more proof, the better it is for your client. You would likewise be better off if you would gather statements from eyewitnesses.