An auto accident, also referred to as a “traffic collision,” or a “motor vehicle accident,” occurs when a motor vehicle strikes or collides another vehicle, a stationary object, a pedestrian, or an animal. While some car accidents result only in property damage, others result in severe injuries or death. There are many factors that can contribute to car accidents, and sometimes such accidents have legal consequences.
An accident takes place when a car, truck, or bus, or other motorized vehicle hits another vehicle, person, or object, such as a tree or power pole. Car accidents have serious consequences including property damage, injury, and death, all of which are likely to cost someone a lot of money. When an individual causes a car accident in the United States, they may be held liable for damages and injuries caused by the wreck.