Losing someone you love, experiencing severe injuries, and suffering great damage to your car are some of the most unfortunate things that can happen on the road. While there are many causes of road accidents, some are more common than others in California. Here are some reasons why car accidents happen and what you can do about them.
Carelessness on the road
Anyone driving on the road is responsible for their own safety and that of others. If you fail to adhere to common traffic laws put in place to protect the lives of everyone who uses the road, you are putting yourself and other people at risk. For example, not stopping when there is a sign to stop, being in the wrong lane, going above or under the speed limit or running a red light would endanger you and others.
Being distracted while driving
With so much going on in modern life, it is common for a person to get distracted at a place where their attention is needed the most. For example, getting lost in your thoughts of what you will do when you reach your destination, texting, talking or browsing your phone while driving are some of the common causes of motor vehicle accidents. People can also be distracted by objects on the road, some drivers eat or groom while driving, and other drivers argue with other passengers in the car.
Getting behind the wheels while intoxicated is one of the greatest culprits behind car crashes. It doesn’t have to be just alcohol, marijuana, or any other illegal drug; sometimes, the prescription medicine that you take can impair your judgment and reaction time. Therefore, if one of the side effects of the drug you’re taking is drowsiness, don’t drive your car.
Driving too fast is very dangerous because the human brain and body are not naturally adapted to function at great speeds. A driver’s reaction time reduces significantly, and they lose overall control of the car. Also, in case of an accident, injuries and damages are usually much more severe when speeding is involved.
If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident, please call The Law Office of Aman N. Shah at (714) 312-3974 as early as possible after the collision and we will guide you through the entire process. Remember, there is no consultation fee, and we only collect attorneys fees if we win your case.