Traffic accidents have many possible causes, including driver error, intoxication, bad weather, distractions, road conditions, vehicle defects, etc. Most accident lawsuits involve two vehicles, with the driver or passenger from one of the vehicles claiming that the driver of the other vehicle is the one who caused the accident.
Other than the Opposing Drive
At times, claims can also be filed against the government when a party alleges that the cause of an accident is the improper design and maintenance of a roadway or intersection. Traffic accident litigation may also include a product
liability claim against the car
manufacturer, alleging a manufacturing defect is what caused an accident. A
claim may also be filed against a vehicle service center whose work may have
caused the vehicle to become dangerous to drive.
Special issues can arise in traffic accident litigation, which may make it very difficult to litigate a car accident claim. An example of a special issue is a hit-and-run accident, where the driver who causes the accident flees the accident scene. It may then be difficult for the victim to identify the driver. Such issues need to be considered during the course of litigating a case.
Consulting with a personal injury lawyer will further enlighten you on the details involved in a traffic accident lawsuit. That said, it’s important to remember that you only have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina.