Damage to Commercial Property – A Probable Result of Forceful Collisions

Damage to Commercial Property – A Probable Result of Forceful Collisions

Oct 20

The continuous increase in the number of cars and other motor vehicles on US roads clearly indicates two types of growth: the first is economic growth, which is positive; the second, which is obviously negative, is growth in daily and, therefore, yearly number of car accidents.

Records released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that the most common causes of accidents are drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving and driver error (including driver distractions which has also increased over the recent years). An article in the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, adds poorly maintained roads and faulty vehicle equipment in the list of the causes of accidents. It also says that, quite often, even drivers who are safety-conscious end up getting injured in mishaps due to the negligence or recklessness of others. These car accidents have caused millions of injuries and thousands of deaths, changing forever the lives of the victims or of their families.

There is another damage caused by these car accidents that may have been less talked about, though, as many consider them less serious (since they are not affected) – damage to commercial property. Commercial property refers to real estate (land or building) that is intended for profit generation. It includes restaurants, service stations, malls and offices among others.

One would regularly see any of those mentioned above, either completely damaged or exploding, in action-packed films. Oftentimes a scene becomes more exciting if the damage is made worse and more probable to occur. However, real situations happen wherein commercial establishments really get destroyed; and one cause is car accidents.

Car accidents can definitely cause damage to commercial property (in urbanized areas, most especially, where commercial establishments are lined one next to another) especially if the collision produces such a force that would throw a car off the road and into a building.

If ever you get involved in a vehicular accident and among those damaged is to a commercial establishment, it would be wise to seek legal assistance to help you determine the extent of your liability or the amount of compensation (in case you are a victim) your are entitled to receive.