One of the greatest tools to avoid a
car accident is understanding what causes them. Being able to cite the most common
causes of car accidents may also bolster your chances of winning fair
compensation in any
personal injury lawsuits or insurance claims to follow. To prepare you for either scenario,
our team at Palmer Law Group LLP has assembled a brief list at what data
generally lists as the top 5 reasons car accidents occur.
Note: No matter how you look at it, negligence is behind each and every single
one of the causes on this list. If you have been hit by another driver,
you could stand to win monetary compensation for their reckless behavior.
Contact our Topeka car accident attorneys today for more information.
Top 5 causes of car accidents include:
Distractions: When a driver is paying attention to something other than driving, they’re
putting everyone around them in massive risk of a car accident. Out of
all distractions, texting and driving is absolutely the worst. The National
Safety Council predicts that 25% or more of all crashes in the United
States involve at least one texting driver.
High speeds: Whether through forgetfulness or haste, countless drivers ignore the speed
limits every single day. They fail to realize that posted speed limits
are there for a reason – they dictate the maximum speed a car could
reasonably be controlled at for that stretch of road’s layout.
Intoxication: Drinking and driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the
evening and on the weekends. Please be aware of the increased hazards
during these times. Exercising caution at intersections is particularly
important as drunk drivers are prone to blasting through red lights.
Weather: Rain, snow, and early morning frost might be lovely to look at but it throws
even the best driver’s off their game and causes them to lose control
of their vehicles. Car accidents caused by inclement weather often involve
multiple automobiles, or just one driver crashing into property or foliage.
Tailgating: Following too closely is a surefire way to get into a fender bender. Remember
to adhere to the “3 second rule” in ideal conditions and the
“5 second rule” when the road is slick with rain.
Do you have more questions about car accident cases? Do you need help analyzing
your collision to see if there is anything you overlooked that could benefit
free case consultation with our Topeka personal injury lawyers today.