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Most Common Causes for Highway Accidents

At Robert J. DeBry & Associates we wish for everyone’s safety on the road. In order to achieve greater safety, it is important to understand the common causes of highway accidents first so drivers can be aware when driving. 

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is the leading cause of road accidents in the United States, causing more collisions each year than speeding, drunk driving, and other major accident factors combined.

Drivers are frequently distracted behind the wheel, diverting their attention away from the road. In other instances, drivers may grow fatigued after several hours behind the wheel, resulting in avoidable blunders. If you fall victim to reckless driving, you may contact a car accident lawyer from Robert J. DeBry & Associates.

Speeding

In the United States, speeding is the second leading cause of traffic accidents. Because most cars and truck accidents involving speeding occur at high speeds, it is also a leading source of fatal road injuries.

Many drivers often exceed the posted speed limit. However, it is an unlawful act that significantly enhances the likelihood of losing control of a vehicle and causing an accident. If you fall victim to speeding, you may contact a car accident lawyer.

Drunk driving

Drunk driving is another significant contributor to accidents, especially on weekends and holidays. When individuals drive after taking alcohol, their response time and ability to concentrate on the road might be significantly impaired, increasing the chance of an accident. At Robert J. DeBry & Associate we support MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) by donating $500 of every drunk driving case won or settled to the organization. 

Reckless driving

Speeding, lane changes without looking, tailgating other cars, and failure to obey traffic signals are typical of reckless driving. It is unlawful driving behavior that has risen to become the fourth leading cause of traffic accidents in the United States. Reckless driving often involves motorists who are more concerned with themselves than other road users.

In case of an accident, contact a car accident attorney by visiting robertdebry.com

 

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