Automobile accidents cause thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year and carry the potential for both criminal and civil liability. They fall into several categories, including head-on collisions, side collisions, rear-end collisions, rollovers, single-car accidents, suicides, pile-ups, and level crossing accidents. The state is likely to prosecute if someone is severely injured or killed or if one or both of the drivers was intoxicated at the time of the accident. On the other hand, automobile accident personal injury lawsuits are the most common type of tort. Most often, the court is limited to determining who was at fault and how much in damages must be paid to the victim. Automobile accidents can be caused due to bad road conditions, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, poor vehicle condition, traffic violations, and automobiles with faulty or defective parts. A victim or his or her dependants are entitled to monetary compensation when injured by an automobile accident and may receive punitive damages in appropriate circumstances.
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