Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents are, unfortunately, very common. So are some of the causes of those accidents, as these causes are seen much more often than others. There can certainly be a unique reason for an auto accident, but most people who are looking to hire a French Camp car accident lawyer are doing so because they have succumbed to one of the most common car accident causes. Understanding these causes can help you avoid them so you can reduce the chances that you will need an auto accident attorney in the future.
Driving While Distracted
Eating, drinking, and smoking behind the wheel can all result in a driver being distracted, as can human passengers and pets. Additionally, using a cell phone is a big cause of distraction and results in a number of accidents. When people take their attention off the road, they greatly raise their risk of getting into a crash that could harm them or someone else.
Intoxication (Either Alcohol or Drugs)
It is very dangerous to drink or use drugs and then drive, but a lot of people still do it. Many of them also end up causing accidents, and sometimes those accidents result in serious injuries or death. Despite education aimed to reduce the number of drunk driving incidents, the numbers are not really decreasing by a significant amount.
Speeding and Reckless Driving
There are a lot of places where open roads make people tempted to speed. When traffic is light, and there is a long time to travel, speeds can creep up unless a driver sets their cruise control. But going too fast and driving recklessly — such as weaving in and out of slower traffic — can result in a serious accident when something goes wrong, and a driver is unprepared or unable to stop in time.
Poor Weather Conditions
When it is raining or snowing heavily, staying off the roads is the best choice. Of course, it is not always possible to do that. Sometimes people simply have to get somewhere, and that requires them to drive even if the weather is not the best. If the weather is bad, it is important to slow down and be more careful. Give yourself more time to stop, for example, and make sure you are not following the car in front of you too closely.
Watch YouTube Video: Top 8 Common Reasons for Car Accidents. The video below provides eight of the most common reasons a car accident can happen.
French Camp Car Accident Lawyer
My name is Ed Smith, and I am a French Camp car accident lawyer. If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident, or if a loved one has been killed, that accident likely occurred based on one of the more common causes. This can be a stressful time, and once your injuries have been treated, you may want to seek out the services of a committed and dedicated auto accident attorney. Give me a call today, and I will offer you some friendly and free legal advice. I can be reached at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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