Why do car accidents occur in Southern California?

Why do car accidents occur in Southern California?

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2021 | Automobile Accidents

If you’ve ever been in a motor vehicle accident, you will know how scary and stressful it can be. There are many reasons why they occur. Some of the most common causes include:

Distraction

Distraction is often caused by many factors, including texting while driving or using your phone to make calls without a hands-free device. When you’re paying attention to your phone and not the road, you can easily lose focus on what’s ahead. Among other things, lack of focus can make you drift into another lane, and get into a collision.

Drowsiness

Drowsiness is often caused by lack of sleep or fatigue, which comes about when you drive for long without a rest. If you are driving late into the night with little to no breaks, it’s easy for your mind to get tired and wander. This is especially dangerous when you’re driving on long stretches of road in the dark, where it’s harder to spot hazards ahead.

Drowsiness often slows down decision-making and reaction time, which can lead to motor vehicle accidents.

Speeding

Speeding is dangerous because it can lead to loss of control. When you’re speeding, your reaction time decreases, and the chance of crashing increases. If another vehicle suddenly appears in front or there’s a bend on the road that you didn’t see coming, then chances are high that an accident will happen if you’re going too fast.

Intoxication

Driving under the influence means that your brain isn’t able to function at its peak, which can lead to many problems, including clumsiness and delayed reaction time. This makes it difficult to take appropriate and timely action when something happens on the road, like another vehicle cutting you off or an animal crossing.

Although it’s difficult to determine the main cause of a car accident, many accidents are preventable. All  drivers need to do is take the necessary precautions, like getting enough rest, paying attention to their surroundings, and always using hands-free devices when talking on the phone. Have you or a loved one gotten injured in an accident? If so, we can help you receive justice, including the financial compensation you deserve. Call us today to learn more about our services!