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Causes of Car Accidents

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Causes of Car Accidents in Albany and Syracuse

Drivers who operate a motor vehicle negligently can be held liable if they cause an auto accident that result in injury, death or other losses. Those who are injured or lose a loved one can seek funds to defray the cost of their losses and compensate for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering.

Determining the cause of a car accident is usually the first step toward obtaining a proper financial recovery. The cause of a car accident indicates who should be held liable for the accident victim’s losses.

Since 1987, the car accident attorneys of Powers & Santola, LLP, have helped many seriously injured people and grieving families in Albany, Syracuse and across New York State. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Why Do Car Accidents Happen?

In its latest available motor vehicle crash statistics, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reports that 93.3 percent of crashes in 2012 had one or more contributing factor. Many of these factors involve driver error.

Among the causes of car accidents we frequently deal with are:

Investigating the Cause of Car Accidents

Conducting a thorough investigation into a car accident is the best way to determine why the crash occurred and who should be held liable.

An investigation includes collecting and analyzing evidence from the accident scene, including skid marks, crash debris and road conditions.

Additional evidence may include:

In some cases, accident reconstruction experts are called in to determine how and why a complex car accident occurred. These consultants can provide written and illustrated reports of their findings. If necessary, they can explain the accident in clear language as expert witnesses testifying before a jury.

Call Our Albany Car Accident Attorneys Today

If you have been injured in a car accident in Albany, Syracuse or elsewhere in New York State, contact Powers & Santola, LLP. We can provide a free consultation and start an investigation into your crash as soon as possible. We will act quickly to seek the recovery you need and deserve after a car accident

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