Car accidents claim thousands of lives and cause millions of injuries every year. Car accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons, including defective parts and dangerous road conditions, but are often caused by driver mistakes. Even the safest of all drivers are likely to get into an accident at some point in their lives due to another party’s irresponsible actions. Therefore, it is important for all drivers to be aware of the common causes of accidents and take preventative steps to avoid them.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Simple driver errors can result in serious car accidents that cause life-changing injuries and fatalities. The most common driver errors include:
- Failing to use turn signals
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Failing to observe right-of-way
- Tailgating other vehicles
- Weaving through traffic
- Braking suddenly
Every driver has a social responsibility for the safety of everyone out on the road. If a driver engages in dangerous or negligent behavior, he or she may be responsible for any accident that occurs.
After an accident, victims and their families are often left with expensive medical bills and additional hardships caused by time lost from work, lost wages, and lifestyle changes to accommodate injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, an Iowa car accident lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to help you get the compensation you need for your losses from the responsible. To learn more, contact our offices today by calling 877-327-2600.