Get the Latest on the Most Common Cause of Car Accidents and Learn What You Can Do to Stay Safer
Each year there are around six million car accidents in the United States and three million victims who suffer injuries. Nearly 100 people die in car accidents each day in the state of California alone. One of the ways a driver can work to reduce their chances of being involved in a car accident is to learn the common causes. Keep reading to do just that and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to request a free legal consultation.
Many campaigns have been completed to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents, yet some people still drive drunk. Of course, intoxicated driving, in which a person drives under the influence of legal or illegal drugs, has become a serious issue as well. Some drivers take legal medications that impair their driving to the point they are not safe on the road.
Not Driving a Safe Speed
One in three fatal car accidents involves at least one driver driving faster than the legal speed limit. Speeding makes it harder to stop, which increases the chance of an accident, and increases the potential for serious injury. That said, some people drive well under the speed limit and cause accidents by doing so. The goal should be to drive as close to the speed limit as the conditions allow.
Fighting Traffic Flow
There is no question that California has some of the most congested roads in the world. Drivers can become aggravated and try to cut off other drivers, become aggressive, or swerve in and out of lanes. The truth is that this does not get them to their destination more quickly, but it can greatly increase their chance of being involved in a car accident.
There are many reckless driving behaviors that can make it much more dangerous to drive on the roads. They include swerving in between lanes, tailgating, speeding excessively, cutting off other drivers, or driving aggressively. These are bad behaviors that all too often lead to fatal car accidents.
Throughout the country, about 5,000 accidents happen every month due to a driver being distracted while driving. This includes cellphone use, but it also includes eating, talking, or adjusting the radio while driving. Ideally, a driver should put 100% of their focus on the road in front of them.
Contact Us Today for a Free Legal Consultation
If you are in need of a free legal consultation, we invite you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 right away. We will listen to your side of the story, get the facts, and determine if you have cause for a case. If we decide to take your case on, we will do so on a contingency basis that assures you do not pay us until we win your case for you.