Common Driving Violations that Lead to Accidents
Some car accidents happen because a tire blows out or you hit a road hazard that was difficult to see. These can be beyond your control and are not the fault of any driver. However, many car accidents happen because another driver decides to violate a traffic law. The California Vehicle Code sets out many different regulations that all drivers are expected to follow as a condition of having a license. Unfortunately, we all know that drivers make mistakes or bad decisions that violate traffic laws and cause collisions.
Some common violations that might lead to a car accident include:
- Exceeding the posted speed limit
- Improper passing, such as on the right side or in a no-passing zone
- Following too closely
- Disobeying traffic signals or walk signs
- Failing to yield to other traffic or pedestrians
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Texting and driving
- Aggressive driving
- Reckless driving
In addition, commercial truck drivers can violate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, which can result in crashes.
What a Citation or Arrest Means for Your Claim
When police issue another driver a citation or arrest them for a criminal traffic offense, you might assume the driver will also automatically be held liable for your medical bills and losses stemming from the accident. Unfortunately, this is not the case, as criminal and civil cases are two entirely different matters. However, if a driver is convicted of a violation, it can help you show their liability without any additional evidence, which makes financial recovery easier in many situations.
Learn How a Car Accident Lawyer in Beverly Hills Can Help
After a crash and injuries, you want a Beverly Hills car accident attorney from Jalilvand Law on your side. We handle cases whether the liable driver was convicted of a violation or not, so please call 310.478.5800 or contact us online for free today.