Automobile traffic collisions occur everyday and in every city. Billions of people have been injured and hurt and millions of damage reports have been filed. To avoid these accidents, it is important to understand the factors behind them. This article provides accident analysis based on thousands of cases Napolin Law Firm represented in the past.
Automobile Traffic Collisions caused by Reckless Driving
Speeding is one of the most common forms of reckless driving that everyone is guilty of. As people, we believe that we are capable of speeding while being careful at the same time. However, this is not true all the time. The fact is that motor vehicles become much more difficult to control at high speeds. This leads to higher probability of an automotive traffic collision. Reckless driving does not only have devastating consequences for you alone. Instead, it affects other drivers sharing the road with you.
Mobile phones are one of the most distracting devices that lead to fatal results while driving. Multi tasking should never be something you should count on while driving. Driving requires you to have your eyes on the road, your cognitive attention on the surroundings and your hands on the wheel. If that is disturbed or distracted, an automobile traffic collision is inevitable. Responding to a phone call, a text message or an email is enough to lead to a fatal collision causing you your life or someone else’s life.
Driving under the influence
You should never drive after drinking any alcohol. 30 people die as a result of drunk driving every day. Alcohol reduces your brain functions and weakens your ability to think or reason. It diminished your muscle coordination. This makes it difficult for you to reason and respond while driving. Based on how much alcohol you consumed, your body will be affected. The blood alcohol concentration (BAC levels) is measured by the amount of alcohol you have in your blood stream. This determines the risk associated with driving.
Feeling tired, fatigue and sleepy is very dangerous when you are behind the wheel. This makes you three times likely to get into a fatal accident. It is almost as bad as intoxicated driving. More than 100,000 accidents occur due to fatigue experienced by the driver. If you are tired, you should not be driving. If you must be behind the wheel, then pull to the side and take a nap.
Automobile Traffic Collisions caused by Weather and Construction
These accidents are not always caused by a reckless driver. However, recklessness plays an important role here as well. If you are a careful driver, you will be aware of the circumstances surrounding you on the road. This will reduce your chances of an accident to more than 50%. Driving in poor weather increases the chances of an automobile traffic collision. If there is rain, your car may slide into another car. Your brakes, although functional, may fail. If there is hail, ice, and high winds, you car may be forced to move which can be very dangerous. In these cases, you should be very careful while driving. Do not speed and pay attention and stay alert.
Construction zones often close up the lanes and create traffic congestion. This leads to an increased chance of a collision. Drivers may be prone to falling into or running off the road. Other times, construction causes multiples cars to collide with one another, especially if signs were not properly placed.
Call an experienced Car Accident Injury Attorney
Napolin Law Firm has represented thousands of auto accident cases varying in levels of complexity. If you or someone you know have been in an accident, you have legal rights you can pursue. Call us today to learn about your options. When you call, we will schedule you for a free consultation with the lawyer to learn more about the specifics of your case.