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What are some of the most common causes of car accidents?

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Car accidents are an everyday occurrence but their impacts on victims can change their lives forever. If you have suffered the fallout from a car accident, you should be aware of the personal injury legal protections that may be available to help you cope with the aftermath.

Human error

The majority of car accidents are caused by human error. In many circumstances, they are caused by a negligent driver who may be liable for the harm they have caused. There are a variety of negligent driving behaviors that can lead to car accidents. Some of the common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, which is fast becoming one of the leading causes of car accidents. Drunk driving is also a common cause of car accidents. Both distracted driving and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs should be avoided in all circumstances.


Speeding is another common cause of car accidents and drivers should remember to adhere to posted speed limits. Car accidents can also be caused by driver negligence when they fail to adjust for changes in weather or during nighttime driving conditions. Drivers may also fail to adjust to changes in roadway or traffic conditions, such as failing to slow down in construction zones, which can be extremely dangerous and lead to car accidents.

Other causes of car accidents can include running red lights, making improper turns and driving recklessly. There are other common causes that can lead to car accidents as well. A personal injury claim for damages against a negligent driver may be help you seek help for the physical, financial and emotional damages stemming from the car accident and your injuries.