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Everything You Need to Know About Car Accidents

Posted December 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Car accidents are some of the most common accidents in the world, and in the United States it’s estimated that around 6 million accidents happen annually. Most of the accidents could be prevented, and therefore are believed to happen because of negligence.

Some stats:

  •  6 million accidents annually in the US.
  • 90 people die in car accidents every day.
  • 3 million people (annually) are injured.
  • 2 million of said injuries are permanent.

These stats can really make you think, and hopefully you’ll drive safer knowing those stats. If you and your loved ones are in a car accident because of negligence, reach out to a car accident lawyer like the lawyers that are available at Davis & Brusca, LLC. Lawyers who have a lot of experience dealing with car accidents are going to be your best bet to get compensation for any injuries, or damages.

The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents have many causes and often several factors involved. Sometimes there is nothing you could have done to stop a car accident from happening, but more often than not, someone’s at fault and something could have been done.

A few inevitable causes of car accidents are:

  • Dangerous roads due to ice.
  • Snowstorms that people don’t know how to drive in.
  • Animals in the road at the last second.

However, those are just some of the most common exceptions to the statement above. Car accidents happen prevalently because of drive negligence, such as driving while distracted. Distracted driving could be anything such as eating while driving, smoking while driving, or even texting while driving. Anything that distracts you while you are driving makes you a danger on the road. Another big threat is driving under the influence. Drunk or drugged drivers have less control over their vehicles, and therefore the most often type of wreck we see in DUIs are head-on collisions, which have severe consequences.

Speeding is another severe issue, because when you disobey speed laws you put everyone around you at risk of an accident. If your car is going over the speed limit, you may be more liable to lose control and injure other drivers. There are also other drivers who are obeying the speed laws that are at risk of injury because you want to go faster than necessary.

And last but not least, the fourth common driving issue is driving while tired or fatigued. When you’re tired, you want to sleep. When you take to the roadways tired, you may fall asleep at the wheel, and while we are not medical professionals, we recommend grabbing a coffee or energy drink before getting behind the wheel when you are tired. You can also play loud music such as rock-and-roll in an attempt to keep yourself awake. Anyone who crashes a car while sleeping, is most definitely at fault unless their defense can find a medical issue that caused them to fall asleep at the wheel.

Stay safe out there on the roadways!

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