Top Causes of Car Accidents

Some individuals are afraid of traveling by airplane and they completely avoid it. However, the fact is that the number of road accidents is greater than that of airplane crashes. We cannot avoid eating or drinking. In the same way, we cannot avoid using cars or other means of transportation to get to our desired places. Due to the increasing number of vehicles, the number of car accidents is on the rise.

There are numerous causes of car accidents. Every day, we hear news about road accidents. Many people get injured or even die in severe car accidents. Nowadays, scores of diversified things lead to car accidents. Following are some common causes of vehicle accidents:

Drunk Driving

After the establishment of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Uncle Sam imposed strict laws in order to control drunk driving. After the implementation of these laws, the number of road accidents due to drunk driving reduced significantly.

However, despite these preventive measures, one of the most common causes of car accidents is drunk driving. As long as there are stubborn people who are habitual of drinking while driving, it is impossible to control the issue of drunk driving.


Another common cause of car accidents is speeding. Exceeding the set speed limit can lead to car accidents. Whenever you exceed the speed limit, you put your life at risk. In fact, you may injure and kill other people as well. Over speeding and lack of control over the car can result in a severe car accident. In order to drive a car properly, you should have complete control over its speed.

Car Breakdown

You might have seen cars being sent back to the manufactures due to technical faults. Despite many breakthroughs and innovations in the car manufacturing industry, there can be technical defects in some cars. When these defective cars are driven on the roads, they can go out of control and cause accidents.

But we cannot say that only car manufacturers are responsible for these car accidents. Accidents can also take place due to the negligence of car owners. The car should be checked regularly to fix any defects. Lack of maintenance can lead to brake malfunction, tire inflation, busted headlights, and broken taillights and so on. You are responsible to take care of your car and have it repaired as soon as possible.

Faulty Road Design

Faulty roads are another major cause of car accidents. Some road designs are not appropriate for some areas. The government is responsible if road accidents take place due to the inappropriate road designs.

Road Condition

Severe weather has bad affects on the road condition. During the construction of roads, some debris is left on the roads. These things can lead to road accidents. The government is responsible for these accidents. Apart from the damages caused by the weather, light road damage also takes place every now and then due to the unattended potholes. Again, the government is liable.

So, these are some common causes of car accidents nowadays. Preventive measures should be taken to avoid auto accidents and if you have been injured call an attorney immediately.

Moseley Collins is an auto accident attorney in the Sacramento area. Call 916-444-4444 for a free over-the-phone consultation!

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