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5 causes of driving accidents

Thousands of car accidents are likely to happen every day, leading to major and fatal injuries. 

Many auto accidents are caused by similar reasons. You can read about the cause of different car accidents below:

1. Distracted driving

Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of auto accidents. Anyone can be distracted for any reason, but even a few seconds of distracted driving raises the potential of a wreck. However, the most common cause of distracted driving in the modern age is phones. Nearly everyone carries a phone, and they are made to attract people’s attention.

2. Drunk driving

Drunk driving is another major issue on the roads. Alcohol impairs people’s cognitive and muscle functions that are needed for safe driving, such as judgment, reaction speed and focus. 

3. Turn-signal negligence 

Many people develop bad habits while driving that can lead to auto accidents. For example, a common issue is turn-signal negligence. When drivers don’t signal when they’re planning to change lanes or roads, then other drivers are unaware of their intent. As a result, a driver may not know another driver is turning and end up in an accident.

4. Speeding

Speeding is inherently dangerous because it lowers the ability to stop a vehicle and drivers may not have the time to react to other drivers on the road. A driver may change lanes, for example, without noticing a speeding vehicle behind them. As a result, the speeding driver may not have the time to brake their car before an accident. 

5. Medical conditions

Many people have medical conditions that impair their driving abilities. For example, as people age, they can develop eye conditions that impair the distance they can see. If the impaired driver can’t see, then they may struggle to judge the distance between vehicles. 

If you or someone you know is a victim of a car accident, it may help to learn what legal options can help you get compensated for your injuries and losses.