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by Jeff Rasansky - November 27, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Common causes of automobile accidents.

Being involved in a vehicle accident usually involves a lot of confusion. For most drivers, there are some parts of the accident that are hard to remember. They may remember how the accident started—a car flew through a red light, someone was following too closely—but they often don’t really remember what happened after the initial part of the accident. Here are some common causes of wrecks.

1: Inattentive Drivers

Accident Causes

Car Accident Causes

There are plenty of wrecks where the driver that caused it didn’t know that the wreck was about to happen. In some cases, they may have been jolted into paying attention to what was going on by the wreck itself. This is not at all uncommon. Inattentive driers are among the biggest threats on the roads.

Watch for these drivers. If you see someone looking at their seat, in the glove compartment or at anything other than the road, give them a wide berth. They may need it.

2: Poorly-Maintained Cars

Sometimes drivers cause wrecks because they fail to maintain their vehicles. Bad brakes, problems with tires and even dirty windshields can cause car wrecks. If you see a real jalopy going down the road, you’ll want to stay clear. The vehicle probably isn’t up to safety standards for a vehicle and it may end up causing a wreck, no matter how good or attentive the driver behind the wheel of that car happens to be.

3: Speeders

Speeders are everywhere. In reality, the vast majority of drivers are probably guilty of having gone way over the speed limit at one time or another. Be particularly wary of these drivers in areas where the speed limit decreases suddenly. They sometimes don’t see the signs and end up going way too fast down narrow and crowded roads. If possible, get out of their way. If they’re coming up behind you very quickly, make sure you keep an eye on them so that they don’t end up tailgating you.

However a wreck happens, negligence may have played a part in it. Talk to a auto wreck lawyer about filing a lawsuit if you believe this to be the case. A car accident attorney in Dallas residents can count on can sometimes be hired on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t even have to pay them if they don’t win your case. This is the safest way to file a legal action.

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