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Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents are a leading cause of fatalities and injuries not only across the United States but also in Florida and in cities such as Hollywood. Crashes involving vehicles can change lives in just seconds. Not only do these collisions cause serious injury, but they can also cause property damage, financial pressure, and even fatalities.

Contact the South Florida car accident attorneys at Flaxman Law Group if you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash. If you or a family member has been injured, we can set up a free accident consultation for you so that you can explore your rights and options. Keep in mind that after a serious collision you may lose time at work and may need to pay for car repairs, hospital bills, and other expenses. Get legal advice from Flaxman Law Group to find out whether you have options for compensation that could help you pay for these costs.

Many Causes of Car Accidents are Preventable

For many people who have been personally affected by car accidents, it can be especially upsetting to find that a crash was preventable. Unfortunately many car collisions are caused by preventable issues. The most common causes of roadway accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Physical impairment
  • Human factors
  • Ignored street signs
  • Fatigued driving
  • Road defects
  • Road Construction
  • Young drivers
  • Older drivers
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Distraction
  • Wildlife
  • Inclement Weather

Many motor vehicle accidents are even caused by a combination of the above factors. For example, a car collision can be caused by poor signage on a construction site but also by a distracted driver who failed to notice the road work. In cases where there are multiple causes behind a crash, there may also be multiple liable parties.

Do You Know what Caused Your Collision?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you will of course want to know what caused your crash. Not only can it bring you peace of mind, but it can help ensure that you are not blamed for an accident that was not your fault. If you decide to file a legal claim or insurance claim, determining all the causes of your accident can also help you secure fair compensation.

The problem is that it is not always easy to tell what really happened. Most crashes happen in just seconds, and it is not always possible to see what went wrong. Another driver’s fatigue may not be visible, for instance, and only an engineer may be able to tell you whether a road was poorly designed. Authorities often base their conclusions on the information at hand and may not dig deep to find all causes. Insurance investigators will often arrive quickly, but they are looking for evidence that protects the insurance company from having to pay out huge claims – they are not looking out for your best interests.

If you have been injured, you may want to consult with a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can investigate the causes of your accident with an eye to finding all the liable parties in your case. An attorney can work with professional investigators, accident reconstruction experts, engineers, medical consultants, and others to conduct a truly in-depth investigation of your accident, leaving no stone unturned. This can help you get answers and can help you seek fair compensation and benefits for any losses you have suffered.

If you have suffered a serious injury in a car crash, contact Flaxman Law Group as soon as possible. After a collision, the clock is ticking. Evidence will quickly become lost and you only have a limited amount of time to file a legal claim if you qualify. Starting the process early can mean a stronger case in some situations, as well. At Flaxman Law Group, our law firm stands by those who have been injured. If you have suffered an injury, do not hesitate to contact our law offices for a free accident consultation.

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