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5 common causes of car accidents

On Behalf of | Apr 10, 2023 | Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day. While each accident is unique, it can often fit into a few categories.

Here are the most common causes of car accidents:


Some drivers will speed through traffic if given the chance. Drivers who speed have less control over their vehicle and have a harder time reacting at a moment’s notice. A speeder could end up causing an accident if another driver doesn’t see them or if the driver speeds through red lights.

Drunk drivers

One of the biggest causes of car accidents is drunk driving. Many people will drive home after drinking, but they often don’t realize that they aren’t in any condition to do so. Drunk drivers have poor reaction time, decision-making skills and focus while driving, which can be dangerous, especially for other road users.

Night time driving

A concerning number of car accidents happen at night. In fact, nearly 35% of all car accidents happen at night. Typically, this happens because of drunk driving and speeding.

Inexperienced drivers

Drivers often learn how to drive in their teens. Teen drivers may not have a full understanding of their vehicle works or the flow of traffic. This combination and the stress of learning to drive could lead to an accident.

Distracted driving 

Distractions are everywhere. While a distraction may not mean life or death at home or work, it can be deadly while driving. Many vehicle distractions are caused by phones and eating. Any kind of distraction, however, can cause a driver to look away from the road and take their hands off the wheel, making it harder for them to react before a crash.

If you were in a vehicle accident, you may be seriously injured and need legal help when seeking compensation.