Top Causes of Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents are incredibly common in the world we live in today. Sadly, the majority of automobile accidents are caused by the errors of drivers. No matter how cautious you are as a driver, it does not mean you are safe from ever being involved in an accident. Read on for the top causes of vehicle accidents to make you aware of possible situations and to help you avoid them.  Sport utility vehicle damaged by an 18-wheeler

The number one cause of car accidents is distracted drivers. The most common cause of distracted driving is texting and driving. Texting and driving takes your focus off of the road and your surroundings and makes your reaction time even slower. Though texting and driving is the main cause of distracted driving wrecks, it is not the only culprit. Reading, eating, talking on the phone and even applying your makeup can also distract you from the road and cause you to make minor errors that can cost you millions.

The second most common reason people are involved in car accidents is driving under the influence. Whether alcohol or drug related, driving under the influence is never a good idea. You are not only putting yourself at risk, but also others. If you are under the influence, please call a friend and avoid driving at all costs. No one should lose their life over a mistake that can be utterly avoided.

Another cause of car wrecks would be reckless driving. Far too often drivers tend to either lose their temper or simply be too much in a hurry to avoid causing accidents by driving recklessly. Reckless driving includes speeding, changing lanes too quickly, not using turn signals, running red lights, disregarding traffic signs and lights, etc. The signs, lights and turn signals were made to keep every driver safe. Follow the rules of the road and keep you and every driver around you safe.

Sometimes car accidents can not be avoided. In situations such as inclement weather, roads become slippery and hydroplaning is a possibility. Also, driving in rain proves to make drivers have low visibility and can make a driver not see an object, whether it be a tree that has fallen or another car on the road until it is too late. In the case of inclement weather, you should pull over and wait for the storm to pass to avoid putting yourself in danger. Another cause of car wrecks is night driving. The lack of visibility at night makes hazards and obstacles more difficult to see. Make sure that you are alert while driving at night to avoid causing harm to you or others.

If you or some you know are involved in a car accident, whatever the case may be, be sure to contact a lawyer today. Let The N. Craig Richardson legal team help you build your case and maximize your compensation. The N. Craig Richardson legal team is always ready to fight for you and to help ensure that justice is served. If you or anyone you know have recently been in an automobile accident please visit or call (337) 433-0234 for more information on how to develop a comprehensive legal case.

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