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Causes & Types Of Vehicle Accidents

The following is a limited sampling of cases Hamilton & Hamilton Law handles every day! The facts of every case are different. Please consult your attorney concerning your issue.

It’s a Complex World…   Be Well Advised

There are many causes of car, motorcycle and trucking accidents. Drunk drivers, texting while driving, road rage — or simple inattention. An essential part of any personal injury claim is understanding what caused the motor vehicle accident — and being able to prove it to a jury.


At Hamilton & Hamilton, P.C., we will fully investigate your accident, determine how it was caused, and hold the negligent parties accountable for their negligence. Attorneys Leslie Hamilton and Christopher Hamilton have more than 60 years of combined legal experience helping victims of negligence obtain compensation for their losses.

If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, call us to schedule a free initial consultation. We can be reached at 781.894.8700 , toll free 866-586-2209 or contact us by mail.


Common Causes of Motorcycle and Car Accidents

Distracted drivers are often to blame for car accidents. Our firm has seen “distraction” come in many forms, from texting or cell phone use to eating or applying make up while driving.. In the case of motorcycle accidents, a distracted driver may claim they “did not see” the motorcyclist.

Careless driving is also common. We have all observed those drivers who fail to signal, make sudden lane changes and sideswipe other cars, drift from lane to lane, fail to look before making a turn, and otherwise drive carelessly.

Types of car accidents that are often caused by driver distraction or careless driving include:

  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • T-bone accidents

Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

In the case of commercial truck accidents, the cause often involves noncompliance with federal trucking regulations or state traffic laws. Both truckers and trucking companies are required to follow these safety regulations, which regulate things like truck maintenance, the number of hours drivers can work without a break, and proper loading and weight.

When drivers or truck companies game the system in order to make a profit, serious injury and death can occur. Examples of negligence by commercial drivers or hauling companies that frequently cause truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver under influence of drugs and / or alcohol
  • Improperly secured loads / overloaded trucks
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Improper truck maintenance
  • Negligent hiring of drivers with poor driving records

Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation


Hamilton & Hamilton, P.C. provides skilled and dedicated legal advocacy to our injured clients. We will protect your rights in all interactions with insurance companies and craft settlement demands intended to maximize your compensation. We prepare every case for the possibility of trial and do not hesitate to proceed to court when in your best interests.

If you or someone you love has been injured a truck car accident, talk to one of our personal injury lawyers today. Call our firm at 781.894.8700 , toll free 866-586-2209 or contact us by mail.

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