Causes of Car Accidents

If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, the insurance company may still try to blame you for the accident. You need experienced legal advocates who can prove how your accident happened. Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers can help. We’ll investigate the causes of your accident and fight the insurance company to get you the full amount of compensation for your claim.

When you contact the Norfolk auto accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley, you get help from a law firm with more than 30 years of experience helping injured victims in Virginia. Don’t go it alone. Contact us today for a free case evaluation—just dial (757) 459-CASH or complete our free online form to get started with your claim today.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Although every accident is different, the three most common causes of Virginia car accidents include:

  • Distracted Driving
    According to DRIVE SMART Virginia, 8 out of 10 traffic crashes in Virginia are related to distracted driving. From texting behind the wheel to changing radio stations, behaviors that take drivers’ eyes off the wheel increase the chances of serious car accidents.
  • Driving Under the Influence
    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reports as many as 6.6 percent of all Virginia motor vehicle accidents were alcohol-related in recent years. When Virginia drivers cause accidents while under the influence, they may be subject to punitive damages—or fines intended to deter or punish people for their negligent behavior.
  • Speeding
    A majority of speed-related crashes in Virginia occur during clear daytime weather. Not only does speeding increase the likelihood of crashes and the severity of car accidents, it’s a factor that’s completely within drivers’ control.

No matter how your crash happened, our Norfolk car accident lawyers are here to protect your rights. We’ll gather the witness statements, police reports, and accident scene evidence necessary to hold the driver who caused your accident accountable for his or her negligence.

Let Us Fight for You

After your car accident, insurance adjusters may try to offer you a fraction of what your case is worth. At Lowell Stanley, we know that’s not fair, and we’ll fight for the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. So don’t talk to the insurance company before you call us. Your case evaluation is free, and you won’t pay us anything for our services unless we get money for you.