Lawsuits involving automobile accidents generally focus on whether the other person had a duty of care and used care while driving his or her vehicle.A particular standard of care must be met when operating a car. To meet this standard or duty of care, drivers must:
- Operate the vehicle at a reasonable rate of speed
- Keep the vehicle under proper control
- Look out for all situations that could result in an accident
Additionally, these lawsuits also focus on whether the other driver’s actions created an unreasonable risk. Generally, if a risk can be reasonably anticipated, it must be avoided.