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What are 3 main causes of car accidents?

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2023 | Car Accidents

Car accidents can result in life-changing injuries for victims and worse. The consequences people often suffer from a car crash even extend far beyond any physical damage since it impacts victims’ lives both economically and emotionally. 

Being informed about the top causes of car accidents can help you avoid getting seriously hurt while driving. Every car accident is unique and, at times, determining what led up to one is not readily apparent. However, there are certain actions that lead to crashes more often than others, and these include:

1. Distracted driving

Even the safest drivers can be temporarily distracted by another vehicle, a landmark, or something else that suddenly stands out to them. However, drivers who text while operating a car or other motor vehicles are far more dangerous both to themselves and others out on the road.

2. Speeding

How fast motorists in the Kansas City Metro Area and other parts of the state drive their vehicles leads to many accidents, and the injuries victims sustain can impact them for the rest of their lives. Worst yet, hundreds of people die in car accidents yearly, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. A speeding vehicle is more difficult to control and harder to stop in time to avoid a collision, and the force of impact is more severe.

3. Driving under the influence

Everyone should be aware that driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs is not just against the law, but also a hazard. Getting behind the wheel of a car while impaired by any of these substances can easily cause an accident where people are bound to be injured. Despite these facts, people still do it.

Knowing what causes most car accidents is essential to better your chances of avoiding one. Victims of car accidents who have suffered serious injuries because of the negligence of others can benefit greatly from legal guidance to recover their losses for medical bills, lost wages and more.