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What are the leading causes of car accidents?

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

It can be easy to go into auto-pilot mode while driving especially if drivers are driving a route that they may drive multiple times a week. However, even on familiar routes, unexpected things can occur and they can be involved in a car accident.

While they certainly do not occur every time people drive, there is always a possibility that they will be involved in an accident. There are many causes of car accidents and different ways that they can occur, but some causes are more common than others. Some of the common causes of car accidents are:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions
  • Taking unnecessary risks or cutting people off
  • Weather conditions such as rain, snow or ice
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Making improper turns or driving the wrong way

When people do the things listed above and cause an accident, they can injure the innocent drivers and passengers in the other vehicles involved in the accident. The victims may require extensive and costly medical treatment. They may also lose time at work and lose income as a result. It can be as costly economically as it can be physically for the victims.

Many people are the victims of car accidents in Brooklyn. They can be left with physical and economic hardships as a result. The victims of the accidents may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries from the driver who caused the accident though. This will not heal the injuries but can still be very valuable as they recover from their injuries. Obtaining the proper compensation can be difficult though. Experienced attorneys understand the process and may be able to guide one through it.