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What are the common causes of auto accidents?

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2024 | Car Accidents |

Since the very first invention of motor vehicles, people have experienced car injuries. One of the very first auto accidents involved a woman being tragically run over. To this day, it is not entirely clear how it occurred. 

There are many causes of auto accidents, and some of these causes are more modern. Here is what you should know:

Drunkenness

Alcohol tends to cause consumers to experience effects that can limit their ability to safely drive a vehicle. After consumption, a driver may have limited vision and focus and disrupted decision-making. The combo of these effects can cause drunk drivers to violate traffic laws and injure themselves and others. 

Speeding

Roads have speed limits to protect drivers and pedestrians. When a driver violates a speed limit, they could lose control of their vehicle, fail to stop their vehicle and cause serious injuries. It is especially dangerous to speed during the night since a driver’s visibility is reduced. 

Distractions

The modern world is full of distractions. A distraction could disrupt a driver’s focus on the road and cause them to crash or injure others. One of the leading causes of distracted driving is phones. 

Drowsiness 

When a driver becomes tired, they can experience symptoms that are similar to drunkenness. A driver may lose focus and fall asleep behind the wheel. This could cause a driver to drift out of their lane and cause an auto accident.  

Inexperience

Many drivers are getting on the road for the very first time. Inexperienced drivers are very likely to cause auto accidents when they do not understand traffic and construction signs, traffic flow and vehicle operation. 

If you have been involved in an auto accident, then it can help to learn about your legal options for compensation.