NYC Car Accident Common Causes

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Car Accident Common Causes

Although many people refer to collisions as “accidents,” the truth of the matter is that most collisions are not accidents at all, but incidents that could have been prevented. Some of the most common causes of Brooklyn car accidents involve people not paying attention, being in a hurry and speeding, or focusing on something other than the road and driving the vehicle. Because of this, there’s a good chance that someone else could be responsible for your injuries and damages.

Distracted Driving

Whether they are texting, making a phone call, or just lost in their own thoughts, the people who aren’t paying attention while they are driving can be the cause of some of the worst car accidents. Because of cell phones and other electronic devices, distracted driving has increasingly become a problem not just in New York, but in the entire U.S. Drivers who decide to text or take their eyes off the road while driving, can become a bigger risk on the road than someone who is driving for the very first time. At least new drivers are usually alert and nervous enough to focus entirely on the task at hand, which should be safely driving the vehicle.

Drunk Driving

It’s never a good idea to drive when your thought process or reaction times are impaired in any way. Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents today.  It doesn’t matter if the reason behind the impairment is prescription medications or alcohol. When you drive with drugs or alcohol in your system, you put yourself and everyone around you at risk. Drunk driving can cause something as simple as a fender bender to an accident involving multiple cars and fatalities. On the other hand, if you are in an accident because someone is drinking and driving, it’s important that you contact us not just to seek compensation for your injuries, but to keep the driver from causing another accident.

Disobeying Laws or Signals

Most people don’t go out of their way to break the law or disobey a traffic signal. Instead, they are in a hurry and think they can beat the light or take other risks that will help them avoid any kind of delay. The problem is that those laws and signals are in place to keep everyone on the road safe. No matter what kind of a hurry you are in, it isn’t worth risking your life or the lives of the people around you by trying to cut corners, literally or figuratively. Sometimes safe driving is just a matter of obeying the laws and signals that are already in place.

Driver Error

Of all the common causes of Brooklyn car accidents, operator error leads the way. Sometimes people simply forget how dangerous it is when you make a mistake while driving. Because car accidents can occur within seconds, driving errors leave little time to correct, and often result in serious car accidents. Simple mistakes like overcompensation and leaving your lane can result in consequences that affect your life forever.

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving is also known as “road rage” and often involves erratic driving that can be extremely frightening and dangerous. Aggressive drivers often threaten other drivers, drive too close behind them, or cut them off, as a way of intimidation. When these drivers cause car accidents, it’s a little clearer that they should be held responsible simply because it involves making the conscious decision to drive in such a way that it endangers another driver or vehicle. However, proving that the driver’s anger caused your injuries requires our experience on your side.

Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents can’t always be prevented but in many of the most common types, there are other drivers involved who should be held responsible for the accidents that occur. Car accidents can be stressful and overwhelming, resulting in severe injuries, medical bills, and possibly loss of employment and the ability to enjoy the things you once did. In these cases, you need our experience on your side to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you have been in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, Greenstein & Milbauer can help. Call us at 1-800-842-8462 for a free consultation.