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Common Causes of Auto Accidents

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on December 01, 2013

Common Causes of Auto AccidentsThere are many different reasons why an auto accident may occur. Regardless the reason for the auto accident, our team of personal injury attorneys wants to hold the negligent party responsible if the accident resulted in injury or death. Our legal team fights diligently on the behalf of injury victims and their loved ones to ensure that justice is served and just compensation is received.

Right now we'd like to focus on some of the common causes of auto accidents that we commonly see. By knowing the dangers on the road, you can help protect yourself and your loved ones.

Drunk Driving and Driving While Intoxicated

Driving while under the influence of a controlled substance is never advisable. Alcohol and drugs can hinder reaction times, impair good judgment, and is reckless endangerment to others on the road. Anyone who drives drunk/intoxicated and injures another person needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Texting While Driving

More and more, we hear about the horrible tragedies that are caused by drivers who text while they are behind the wheel. This kind of distraction can lead to rear-end auto accidents and severe injury to pedestrians and bicyclists as well. Texting while driving is unacceptable and another kind of reckless action that should be avoided.

Reckless Driving and Speeding

Apart from texting and drunk driving, there are other kinds of reckless behaviors that can occur, such as: speeding, weaving, or not using turn signals while merging. Our auto accident attorneys hear about so many accidents that are related to these matters, which is why following the rules of the road is so important.

Driver Fatigue and Exhaustion

When you are tired, your ability to react and make smart decisions is horribly impaired. This issue is particularly serious with regard to drivers of commercial vehicles, such as big rigs. In the case of these drivers, their trucking company may be liable for the accident if they do not allow for proper rest.

Poor Road Conditions and Bad Weather

Badly maintained roads, bad signage, and poor traffic signals can all contribute to accidents occurring. The same is true for bad weather. In the case of poor weather, be sure to drive more cautiously in order to avoid collisions.

Failure to Maintain a Vehicle

Tune ups and regular vehicle maintenance are important in that it ensures the vehicle operates without major problems. It's up to the vehicle owner to make sure that pads are replaced and everything is in proper working order. When there is a failure to do this, the owner may be held responsible for negligence.

Defective Auto Parts

Auto parts manufacturers sometimes make vehicle components that do not function properly. In such instances, it's important that these parts manufacturers be held accountable for their negligence that puts many lives at danger. Class action lawsuits may be warranted depending on the type of the defect and type of part that is defective.

Learn More About Auto Accident Cases

If you would like more information about your legal rights in an auto accident case, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury attorneys today. The entire team here looks forward to helping you receive just compensation in your case.

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