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Three Main Causes Of Car Accidents

Posted by: on Fri, Mar 24, 2017

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Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright frequently help clients who have been involved in car accidents. There are risks involved every time that you get behind the wheel of a car. However, there are many things that can be done to avoid a car accident.

Top Causes of Car Accidents

Distracted Driving 

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Your Las Vegas personal injury attorney recommends that you keep your eyes on the road at all times. Texting, reading, talking on the phone and grooming are some of the ways that you can get distracted while you are driving. Using a handheld device makes you four times more likely to get into a car accident. People who text are 23 times more likely to get into an accident. Nothing is worth taking your eyes off of the road.

Speeding

Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright recommend that you always drive the speed limit. There are multiple risks involved with going over the speed limit. In fact, you are twice as likely to be involved in a car accident if you go over 60 MPH. The roads will be a lot safer if people obeyed the speed limit.

Drunk Driving

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Driving under the influence is one of the worst things that you can do while you are behind the wheel. Alcohol makes it harder for you to focus on the road. In 2010, there were 1.41 million people who were arrested for driving under the influence. It is estimated that 300,000 accidents occur every day due to drunk driving.

Your Las Vegas personal injury attorneys recommend that you avoid drinking and driving. If you choose to drink while you are going out, then you will need to make other arrangements for getting home. You can call a taxi or ask a friend to come pick you up. Ask your friend to hide your keys if you will be tempted to drive home.