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What are the common causes of auto accidents?

On Behalf of | Sep 25, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Many people become victims of car accidents every day. Studies have estimated that 30 thousand car accidents happen every day, which makes nearly 1.5 million accidents every year – 50 thousand of which are fatal. Survivors of auto accidents may suffer from long-term physical and mental disabilities.

There is a 77% chance that you may be a victim of an auto accident during your life. Why is this number so high? It’s likely because auto accidents happen for many reasons. Here are a few reasons people suffer from auto accidents: 


Many drivers test the limits of their cars. However, just because cars can exceed speeds of over one hundred miles an hour doesn’t mean they should. Speeding makes it harder for drivers to control their actions and spot dangers. A speeding car may be less likely to stop an accident from happening. 

Drugs and alcohol 

Drugs and alcohol have many effects. Some drugs and alcohol can make it harder for people to focus and react quickly. If a driver is using drugs and alcohol they may be more likely to make decisions that lead to auto accidents and fail to avoid obstacles. 

Distracted driving

A distraction is anything that draws the attention of people, which normally isn’t an issue in everyday life. However, a driving distraction can cause a driver to look away from the road or take their hands off the wheel. Just a few seconds of distracted driving can cause people to suffer from injuries. 

Auto accidents can be caused by a multitude of factors, including aggression and inexperience. Victims of auto accidents may need to learn more about their legal rights if they wish to seek compensation for their injuries and losses.


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