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Top Causes of Accidents That Can Lead to a Lawsuit

Written by on August 18, 2015

Automobile accidents can be caused by a wide range of things. Conditions other than driver error including weather conditions and car malfunctions can contribute to car accidents. In many situations, however, car accidents are caused by human error. It is possible to have a case against a person who caused an accident because of reckless driving. Here are the following top four things that cause a driver to be liable for an accident:

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents. This includes things like texting, cell phone use, driver fatigue, changing the radio, eating, and even slowing down to look at another accident.

Speeding

Speeding allows for less time to react to potential accidents, increases how much damage and impact will occur if a car accident does happen, and is a serious threat to pedestrians.

Tailgating

Rear end collisions are often caused because of a driver’s failure to keep enough space between their car and the car in front of them. Following too closely decreases the amount of time a driver has to react to things. It is said that a safe distance between you and the car in front of you should be the length of one car.

Drunk Driving

Drunk drivers are the cause of about 30% of all car crashes that end in fatality. It is an extremely dangerous activity and can easily be prevented by simple figuring out a designated driver prior to drinking, or calling a taxi.

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Serious car accidents caused by negligent or drunk driving can be frightening. It is important to contact The Bellinger Law Office before it’s too late to make a case. Contact us today at 260-428-2214 or click here to learn more about our traffic violation and DUI attorneys, and other areas of law we cover.

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