Leading Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents occur every day in the United States. Millions of people are injured each year and thousands are killed. There are a variety of reasons that car accidents occur, but some reasons are more common than others. Here are the top five causes of car accidents across the country.

Distracted Driving

Too often, people treat their cars like mobile bathrooms, dining rooms and entertainment venues. Instead of concentrating on the road ahead, people sit behind the wheel and eat, get ready for work and rock out to their favorite tunes. Once you get behind the wheel, remember what your job is, and stick to it.

Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is the second-leading cause of vehicle collisions in the country. Unfortunately, despite knowing better, thousands of people drink and get behind the wheels of their vehicles. These people cause accidents that dramatically impact not only their own lives, but the lives of others.

Reckless Driving

Driving in a way that is unsafe for current road conditions, speeding and weaving in and out of traffic can all be considered forms of reckless driving. When you sit in the driver’s seat, do it with patience. If you are in a hurry, leave a few minutes ahead of time so you can resist the urge to drive faster than you should.

Teen Drivers

The inexperience of teen drivers contributes to accidents every day. It is not to say that teens are bad drivers, it is only to say that they do not have the experience necessary to react properly to every scenario they face.

Fatigued Driving

With long commutes and busy lives, it stands to reason that people drive when they are tired. Unfortunately, some people do not drive well unless they have had a full night of sleep. In fact, some people can react in much the same way as a drunk driver would. If you are tired, know that your reaction time is dulled and it would be safer for you to find an alternate ride.

If you have been involved in a car accident, call our team of attorneys today. We are here for you and would like to offer you a free initial consultation. Call us now and let us review the details of your case. We will advise you how to best move forward and begin putting the pieces of your life back together.

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