Common Causes of Car Accidents
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that
in 2010, in Florida alone, there were 235,461 car accidents, with 195,104
people suffering injuries in those collisions and more than 2,000 people
losing their lives. In many of these cases, negligence was to blame. Regardless,
of how safely you drive, someone else may cause you injury.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to another’s negligence,
don’t hesitate to contact Bryan Caulfield Esq., an experienced
Clearwater car accident attorney.
You may find yourself in a complicated accident due to another’s
negligence. Determining who is at fault requires the help of a skilled
lawyer. In most cases, the fault is not clear-cut. Usually multiple people
are to blame, even car manufacturers or product designers!
Some common causes of car accidents include the following:
Distracted drivers: The use of cell phones, GPS units and other devices while driving greatly
increases the chances of a collision. Those and other distracted behaviors
stemming from distraction — such as eating, drinking, listening
to the radio or talking to passengers — are some of the leading
causes of Hillsborough County car accidents.
Fatigue: Drivers who are tired or exhausted pose a danger to everyone on the road.
Fatigued drivers have slow reaction time, poor vision and drive recklessly.
Driving under the influence: Alcohol is a leading cause of death in Florida. Intoxicated drivers have
poor reaction time and can therefore not respond in time to prevent a
Speeding: Disobeying the speed limit places you, your passengers and other drivers
in danger. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles, the chances of sustaining serious injury or death doubles for
every 10 miles per hour over 50 miles per hour a vehicle travels.
Reckless driving: If used irresponsibly, a car can be a dangerous weapon capable of causing
serious injury or wrongful death. Aggressive drivers may cause car accidents
by tailgating, failing to yield, driving drunk or behaving in other dangerous ways.
Weather conditions: Rain, wind, fog and even glare can make driving conditions hazardous
and lead to devastating consequences.
Tire blowouts: Because they easily lead to loss of vehicle control, tire blowouts can
cause dangerous car accidents— particularly when paired with poor
road or weather conditions. Debris is a common factor in tire blowouts,
as are malfunctioning or defective tires.
The moment you
Bryan Caulfield, he begins working for you. Bryan is prepared to listen carefully to your
story and help you file a clam so you can recover compensation to pay
for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. He evaluates
your case and explains the law to you in an easily understandable manner.
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among in Florida. He is available 24/7 and is pleased to offer consultations
in Bradenton, Lakeland, Sarasota and Seminole. His law firm also has offices
in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Spring Hill, New Port Richey and
free and immediate consultation with a Clearwater car accident lawyer, call the firm at (727) 308-6060
and ask for Bryan. You only pay a
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