Driving is a complicated business, and there are many places where something can go wrong and cause a car accident. The biggest cause of car accidents is distracted drivers, particularly those texting or using a smartphone.
Reckless driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and drunk driving all make it more likely that you will make poor decisions while driving. Those poor decisions might include running a red light, speeding (which makes an accident more likely to result in death), running stop signs, improperly changing lanes, driving the wrong way down a one way, or improper turns. Any of these can easily cause a car accident.
The weather and road conditions can play a role as well. Rain, snow, and ice all pose a unique challenge to drivers. Road rage and reckless driving are closely connected because when a driver allows their frustration and rage to manifest itself in their driving decisions, they are more likely to cause an accident.
A Washington personal injury attorney may be able to provide more information about your rights after a car accident, especially if the other driver was at fault.