Causes of car accidents range from driver negligence to poor road conditions and defective car parts. What causes a car accident ultimately determines who is at fault for an auto accident and who will be responsible for any damages that may be awarded.
Primary Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents are typically caused by any one of the following:
Driver impairment. Many car accidents happen because a driver simply should not be driving because they are in an impaired state. Drivers who have been drinking, are using illegal or prescription drugs, or are too tired to drive safely can all cause accidents.
Reckless driving. Someone who is not impaired but chooses to drive in a manner that is needlessly dangerous is said to be driving recklessly. Reckless driving like speeding, tailgating, rubbernecking, lane jumping and the like is a common cause of car accidents in Milwaukee and throughout the state.
Driver distractions. Possibly the most common cause of car accidents, driver distractions cause car accidents every single day. Common driver distractions include texting, eating, putting on makeup, calming pets or children, and fiddling with music accessories while driving.
Poorly maintained roads. A less common cause of automobile accidents but no less dangerous, poorly maintained roads can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, misunderstand traffic signals or veer off the road. Typically, in these cases the “person” at fault is the state or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway.
Defective products. Sometimes auto accidents are caused by defective car parts or poorly designed vehicles. For instance, if a driver is in an accident because his brakes do not work and the reason his brakes do not work is because they were improperly designed or manufactured, the part designer, manufacturer or supplier could be the at-fault party.
Free Car Accident Consultations Regardless of Cause
Regardless of the cause of your car accident, if you were involved in an auto accident that occurred through no fault of your own, you may have grounds to launch a car accident lawsuit. For a free legal consultation to understand your options, call personal injury attorney Karl Gebhard today. He can help you better understand your your options and protect your rights. All services offered on a contingency basis.
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