Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents are frightening experiences that can result in severe injuries for all parties involved. Due to this, it is imperative to do all that you can to avoid the occurrence of an accident. Defensive driving is one key way to avoid accidents in Georgia. It is also important to be aware of the common causes of accidents so that you stay away from these driving methods. The top causes of car accidents in the state of Georgia include:

  1. Distracted driving
  2. Speeding
  3. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  4. Driver fatigue
  5. Reckless or aggressive driving
  6. Vehicle defects

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents and this entails any type of physical, cognitive or visual distraction on the road. Whether it is eating, using a cell phone, changing the radio station or putting on makeup, all distractions pose a risk of your safety on the road. Speeding and driving under the influence affect your reaction times to adapt to the situations on the road. If you are traveling too fast, it is hard to maneuver and avoid an accident without endangering yourself and others. Driving under the influence affects your motor skills and ability to react to situations, which is a hazard. Driving while tired or driving aggressively are also dangerous methods of driving to avoid if you are trying to prevent accidents. Lastly, vehicle defects cause many accidents. To avoid this, be sure to have regular maintenance on your vehicle.

Even drivers who take the necessary precautions and drive safely can be involved in an accident. Hold the negligent party responsible if you are injured in an auto accident in Georgia. Our Marietta personal injury attorneys have more than 40 years of experience assisting injured victims and we can help you as well. Contact Jones & Swanson today for representation!