The number of things that can go wrong when you are operating a vehicle is terrifying. Even scarier is the idea that no matter how carefully you drive, you can’t be certain that all of the other drivers on the road are also being careful.
The top causes for car accidents are distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, rain, running red lights, night driving, faulty equipment, tailgating, driving the wrong way down a one-way, teen drivers, drugs, potholes, tire blow outs, animals crossing the road, and construction sites.
Many of these causes come down to driver responsibility, such as paying full attention to driving and not getting behind the wheel when you’ve had alcohol or drugs. Other causes like rain, potholes, and animals crossing the road are difficult to avoid. However, being difficult to avoid simply emphasizes the importance of paying attention. While a deer can jump in the road very suddenly, a driver can minimize the damage of an event like this by taking precautions in their surroundings when deer might be present (driving slowly, using bright lights when possible, scanning the shoulders of the road ahead).
Anyone who has been in a car accident caused by another person’s actions may benefit from speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney.