Common Causes Of Car Accidents

At West Coast United Law, we meet with a lot of potential clients who have been involved in accidents throughout the San Diego area. What we have learned is that many factors increase the potential risk of a crash. Below, we discuss some of these common causes, and what we can do to help you if you have been injured in an accident.

Driver Distraction

Far and away, distracted driving is one of the biggest factors that leads to motor vehicle accidents in California. Using a cellphone to send texts, read email, surf the internet or place calls are all activities that take a motorist's full attention off of the road. Looking away from the road for even a moment increases the potential that a crash will occur. If distraction is a factor that caused the other driver to collide with your vehicle, it could lead to compensation for your injuries or damages.

Impaired Drivers

While drunk driving crashes have decreased substantially over the past decade, a relatively stable number of fatal accidents are caused by motorists under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, there has been a significant increase in the number of accidents caused by drivers who are impaired due to drug use, which includes the use of prescription drugs.

These crashes often result due to impaired motorists driving the wrong way down a one-way street or highway on ramp. We depend upon other drivers to follow the basic rules of the road, and when they make maneuvers that are unexpected, it can place all of us in a dangerous situation.

Speeding And Other Reckless Driving Behaviors

Speeding is becoming a much bigger problem in some locations throughout the state. Some motorists may be racing with other drivers on busy roads and be unable to stop when they rapidly approach other vehicles. Driving too fast makes these vehicles unstable, which can greatly impact a motorist's ability to handle the car.

Any of these factors may cause a crash and could impact the compensation available to you. We welcome the chance to speak about your case and discuss what we can do to help you with your car accident claim.

Arrange A Free Consultation With Our Team

We can help you learn more about your accident claims. To meet with one of West Coast United Law's attorneys, please call our office toll free at 800-483-1729. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also send us an email by filling out our contact form. We can also meet with you at your home or hospital if you cannot come to our office as a result of your injuries.