Common Causes of Car Crashes

Common Causes of Car Crashes

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Most collisions are the result of some form of human carelessness or negligence. If you suffered an injury in a wreck caused by someone else’s wrongdoing, that person and their insurer should be held accountable.

Some of the most common types of driver negligence include:

Distracted Driving.

This includes anything that takes your eyes and focus off of the road, especially using a cell phone.

Drunk Driving.

Someone who is driving while intoxicated does not have the same reflexes, judgment, reaction times or control over what they are doing as someone who is sober.

Drowsy Driving.

Drowsy driving can be almost as bad as drunk driving. Fatigue affects your reaction times and reflexes, and someone could literally fall asleep while driving and cause a crash.

Speeding.

Higher speeds mean that it takes longer to stop or react to changes in traffic. If someone is speeding, they may cause a wreck just because they could not stop their vehicle or swerve quickly enough.

Traffic Violations.

Running a red light, failure to yield right-of-way, going the wrong way, not stopping at a stop sign and making an illegal turn are but a few examples of infractions that could cause a crash.

Vehicle Defects.

Vehicle defects, such as defective tires and airbags, can cause serious wrecks or make injuries worse than they otherwise would have been. If you believe that your car’s manufacturer failed to produce a reasonably safe vehicle, you may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident, do not hestiate to contact the experiencded and knowledgeable