Causes of Car Accidents

With the rise in population, that means that there is also a rise in the number of drivers on the road these days. Which, in turn, means that the amount of car accidents is up as well. Personal Injury Attorneys have heard an array of stories as to how their clients have been involved in an accident – how the accident happened, who was at fault, the injuries that were sustained due to the accident, etc. Each person and situation is different, of course. But it seems that most, if not all, of the accidents that come across the desks of personal injury attorney’s have some common themes and patterns. It is customary to be safe while you are out on the road.

Some examples of the most common causes of accidents on the road are as follows:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of a controlled substance
  • Improper turns
  • Rain or slippery roads
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Tailgating
  • Street racing
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving while tired

Knowing the common causes of accidents hopefully prevents those from getting in the car and driving. But, if there is a case in which someone still gets in the car and causes an accident and someone is injured – the injured party has rights.

If you or someone you know has suffered bodily injuries due to a car accident, contact us!  Silverthorne Attorneys will give you a free consultation about your case today!

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