Twenty of the Most Common Car Accident Causes in California

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Twenty of the Most Common Car Accident Causes in California

Twenty of the Most Common Car Accident Causes in California

Are you surprised to learn that car accidents are one of the most common causes of premature death in the United States? Did you also know that most car accidents are actually avoidable? If you have suffered injuries in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, then we urge you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation. Keep reading to learn twenty of the most common car accident causes in California.

20 of the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Here is the list, which of these did you guess and which are surprises?

  1. Distracted driving
  2. Drunk driving
  3. Speeding
  4. Drowsy driving
  5. Reckless driving
  6. Tailgating
  7. Running red lights
  8. Driving in inclement weather (including rain)
  9. Driving under the influence of drugs
  10. Teenage inexperience
  11. Unsafely changing lanes
  12. Driving in fog
  13. Vehicle malfunction
  14. Driving at night
  15. Driving the wrong way down a highway or road
  16. Hitting an animal at an animal crossing
  17. Construction site accidents
  18. Turning improperly
  19. Hitting potholes
  20. Not obeying the rules of the road

The Top Cause of Car Accidents is Now Distracted Driving

This was not true a decade ago, but today more car accidents are caused by distracted driving than anything else. While this often brings to mind a person texting while driving, that is far from the only type of distracted driving. It is also considered distracted driving when a parent turns around to talk to the kids while driving, when a tourist looks at the scenery instead of the road, or when both hands are taken off the steering wheel to eat.

Drunk Driving is Involved in Many Deadly Car Accidents

While it can be helpful to know the overall causes of car accidents to prevent causing one or becoming a victim yourself, it is also important to know what causes accidents to go from minor fender benders to deadly affairs. For example, excessive speeding is involved in more than half of all fatal car accidents. Drunk driving is involved in one in three. If you simply do not drive while drunk and you obey the speed limit, then you will be significantly reducing the chance of causing a deadly car accident.

Call for a Free Legal Consultation with an Attorney

If you have suffered an injury in an accident and are in need of help from a personal injury attorney, we invite you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation. Even if you were partially at fault, there might still be options to recover compensation for your damages. Call us now to learn what we can do to help.


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