Unfortunately, car accidents happen every day. We drive to work, school, home, the gym, the grocery store, and countless other places. Although there are traffic laws in place to keep us as safe as possible, accidents still occur for a variety of reasons. Here are a few of the most common.
Distracted driving is the number one cause of car crashed across the country. In 2015 alone, approximately 391,000 people were injured in distracted driving related crashes. These drivers are typically talking and/or texting on their cell phones, eating, or otherwise not paying attention to the road while they’re operating their vehicle.
Driving too fast in any situation can be dangerous. Drivers traveling even 10 miles per hour over the speed limit are putting themselves and others at major risk. When other individuals in traffic are traveling at the correct speed, the speeding driver can potentially cause a serious crash. The faster you drive, the more likely you are to cause an auto accident.
Drinking and driving is dangerous for many reasons. Judgement is inhibited, which prevents you from making the proper choices while behind the wheel. Drinking also inhibits the ability to focus, and focusing on the road is critical for safe driving to occur. Although drunk driving is extremely preventable, it is still one of the top reasons that people get into car accidents.
While you’re driving, there are about a dozen things that you need to be paying attention to every second. If you are not driving carefully, these things will probably be tossed to the wayside. Not driving cautiously can almost certainly cause a crash. If a driver speeds, changes lanes too quickly, or tailgates another driver, there could be serious consequences.
When you are involved in a car crash, you have options. Lawyers can help you through the tragic time and even get you a settlement for your suffering. Cambre and Associates is here to make sure you get the justice and settlement that you deserve.