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?
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Reckless driving
- Running red lights
- Driving in inclement weather (including rain)
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Teenage inexperience
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Driving in fog
- Vehicle malfunction
- Driving at night
- Driving the wrong way down a highway or road
- Hitting an animal at an animal crossing
- Construction site accidents
- Turning improperly
- Hitting potholes
- 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.