Car accidents are a major problem as the number of vehicles on U.S. roads are increasing every year. More cars on the road mean more car accidents, making navigating through even routine traffic a hazardous experience. Along with all the new innovations in car manufacturing, from lightweight bodies to impressive gadgetry, comes major and minor car accidents on the road.

Causes of Car Accidents

Numerous causes of car accidents exist, and many of them are related. Today, distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving and design defects are among the top five causes of car accidents in the United States.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving occurs when the driver’s attention has been diverted in some way. Such distraction can cause serious car accidents and injuries. Common distractions are: cell phone use (talking or texting), applying makeup, adjusting audio, and eating.

Speeding

Speeding is the second most common cause of car accidents. High speed driving can prevent drivers from making those last minute maneuvers which cause car accidents to be avoided. When speeding causes costly injuries, you’ll want an excellent team of personal injury attorneys by your side to ensure proper recovery for damages in a court of law.

Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is all too common and extremely frequent during nighttime hours. When under the influence of alcohol, a person’s visual cues are not in focus making it difficult to see the road and steer a vehicle properly. Also, alcohol can cause reaction time to be much slower. These factors often lead to major car accidents.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is common with teenage or elderly drivers, drivers who lack experience, or drivers with visual or physical impairments. Lack of knowledge, skill and experience in terms of driving often lead to car accidents and serious injury.

Design Defects

Cars come in a variety of different models and features, but some are not perfect no matter how expensive the cost. Design defects are often a reason for car accidents, especially if the driver does not become aware of the defect in time to obtain repairs.

Car Accident Injuries

Car accident injuries usually run the gauntlet of very minor to life threatening. The most feared injury of car accidents is death of a loved one. Vehicle safety laws such as seat belt and car seat laws can prevent some of these accidents, but not all of them.

When you find yourself facing the consequences of a car accident, contact the trusted attorneys at Shegerian & Associates. You’ll need their skilled expertise to handle the often complex legal issues involved in obtaining the compensation, and justice, you deserve.