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The Connection Between Medical Conditions & Car Accidents

Can Drivers with Medical Conditions Be Found Negligent?

It is not uncommon to hear news reports about drivers having medical emergencies on the road, causing accidents and injury to other drivers.  If a driver knows that he or she has a medical condition that impairs driving abilities, is that an act of negligence? As Sacramento car accident attorneys, our team at Eliot Reiner, APLC can help you determine if another driver’s medical condition was the cause of your accident and if so, how that driver can be held responsible for the injuries and damage they caused. Let us help you get the settlement you need to cover the medical bills, property damage and lost wages that a car accident can involve.

Medical Conditions and Car Accidents

The biggest factor playing a part in car accident fault and their connection to medical conditions or emergencies is “foresee-ability”.  If a driver knowingly gets behind the wheel with a medical condition that can cause impaired driving ability, that can be considered negligence. 

To determine a driver’s negligence, there are a few things to consider:

  • What were the contributing factors in the crash?
  • Was a minor or major medical condition involved and to what extent?
  • Is the driver claiming a medical emergency that involved a known medical condition?
  • Were necessary precautions taken by the driver to prevent the medical condition from affecting his or her driving?
  • Is the driver attempting to avoid liability by using a medical emergency as defense?

Conditions that may be connected to car accidents may include:

  • Vision problems and the lack of glasses, contacts or vision aids
  • Heart conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes

If you are involved in a car accident and are wondering about these types of connections, let us help you with the legal legwork so that you can focus on getting better.

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If you’ve been in an accident that involves a driver with a medical condition or a driver who had a medical emergency, you need an experienced legal advisor on your side.  Our team of knowledgeable and dedicated Sacramento car accident attorneys can help you determine if the other driver was negligent and can work to get the settlement you need. Injuries and property damage due to a car accident can cause serious debt, and you should not have to pay if the accident was not your fault. Let us help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Contact our team to discuss your case at (916) 778-3228.

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