Drivers should be aware of a variety of laws that relate to purchasing and using a motor vehicle. Drivers who are responsible for a car accident will be civilly liable for the resulting injuries. A driver getting a traffic ticket or DWI citation will be fined or criminally charged for the offense. Also, lemon laws are intended to protect consumers who purchase defective cars.
GetLegal’s Car and Motor Vehicle Law Center provides general information on laws affecting drivers.
Traffic violations differ by state but include offenses ranging from speeding violations to hit-and-run accidents.
DWIs and DUIs are heavily litigated crimes. Each state differs in its laws covering driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence.
Vehicle accidents involve not only cars but also trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and watercraft. While dealing with the damage to a vehicle after an accident is stressful enough, resulting injuries add to the complexity of the situation.
Last update: Oct. 2, 2008