Causes of traffic accidents and tips to avoid them
Traffic accidents are the leading cause of the number of fatalities within the US. This fact is extremely concerning as thousands of people drive their personal vehicles each day to or from work instead of commuting with public transport. The convenience an automobile gives you cannot be substituted by any other means of transport, but unfortunately there are plenty of distracted drivers on the roads and highways, and traveling in a car means more risks for the passengers involved.
Road traffic accidents
If you have been involved in a car accident, you will need to prove that the other driver was negligent and distracted or that there was some defect in the car. The other option is to provide evidence that the road was to blame. Many factors can result in a traffic accident, and often times multiple causes contribute to a single collision. The most common motor-vehicle accident factors, however, include:
Exceeding the speed limits
Driving under the influence of medicine and drugs
Fatigue and sleepiness of the driver
Defective car parts, for which the car manufacturing company is liable
Obstacles or substances on the road surface
Poor weather conditions – fog, rain , ice, snow etc.
Cell phone use
The volume of the traffic
Inattentive and unpredictable pedestrians etc.
Negligent road layout – with poor visibility and surface conditions
It is not a rare occasion that a traffic accident can include various types of claims, some of them being negligence, product liability, personal injury and wrongful death. If you have no knowledge and no idea what type of road accident case you were involved in and need to get your litigation started as soon as you were hit by another vehicle, you need to hire a accident attorney to navigate your case and tell you how to act in order to benefit financially. Call our office today for a free initial consultation.