Car accidents are not inevitable. In almost every case, they could have easily been prevented. Here are the top 10 reasons they happen.
1. Drunk driving
I’m about to file a lawsuit against a woman who was drunk and crashed into my client’s car shown here — at noon! As a personal injury lawyer, I see DWI injury cases all the time. Texas lawmakers and police could do more to prevent drunk driving.
Learn more about drunk driving crashes.
2. Distracted driving
A whopping 3,179 people died and 431,000 were injured in distracted driving crashes in 2014. Use of electronic devices — usually texting and talking on the phone — is the worst culprit. These numbers would decrease if Texas passed a statewide ban on texting and phone use.
Learn more about distracted driving crashes.
3. Speeding and reckless driving
Drivers racing by, whipping in and out of traffic, rolling through stop signs are an all too familiar sight on Dallas-Fort Worth roadways.
Learn more about reckless driving accidents.
4. Teenage drivers
Teens are more likely to die in a car wreck than in any other way. Parents can take steps to minimize the risks to their kids and sleep tight knowing they are safe and sound.
Learn more about teen driving accidents.
5. Tired drivers
Texas auto and pick up truck drivers are often sleep-deprived. A recent survey showed that 60 percent of drivers drove while drowsy during previous year.
Learn more about tired driving wrecks.
6. Road rage
Angry people (usually men) drive more aggressively, tailgate, speed and swerve between lanes. Their anger can escalate into a road rage confrontation with other drivers. Avoiding hostile, aggressive drivers whenever possible can reduce risk of a road rage accident.
Learn more about road rage accidents.
7. Bad weather
While you can’t control the weather, you can control how you drive when it happens. Texas rainstorms and fog reduce visibility and ice reduces traction. Drivers can remain safe under these conditions by slowing down, leaving more space between cars and focusing carefully on the road ahead.
Learn more about weather-related collisions.
8. Auto parts defects
We have experienced record numbers of auto recalls during the past two years. Fortunately these negligent corporations are being held liable for manufacturing unsafe cars.
Learn more about dangerous auto defects.
9. Poor roadway conditions
Poor roadway conditions can send a car careening out of control, as can uneven pavement and slick roadway surfaces. The state of Texas as well as our cities and counties have a duty to maintain roadways in good condition.
Learn more about accidents dangers of inadequate road repair.
It seems like almost every highway in the Dallas–Fort Worth area is under construction. More than an inconvenience, roadway construction can create serious dangers as cars slow down and merge.
Learn more about unsafe roadway construction.
Berenson Injury Law can help you get the damages you deserve after your car or truck collision. Call or email us now for your free consultation.