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The most common causes of car accidents

No one gets behind the wheel of a vehicle thinking that they will be involved in a car crash. However, the sad reality is that car accidents occur rather frequently. In addition, the vast majority of these collisions are caused by human error. While these could mean minor crashes with little to no harm caused, it could also mean serious collisions with injuries and fatalities.

Arizona DOT reduces speed on I-17 to reduce car crashes

Despite the rules and safety regulations that surround the operation of motor vehicles, some motorists fail to uphold their duty to drive safely. And, if a driver is being negligent or reckless, this could result in a serious or even fatal car crash.

How prevalent is distracted driving across the nation?

Most motorists in Arizona and elsewhere are well aware of the many risks and dangers that the task of driving presents. Drivers are even cognizant of the control they have over their safety and the safety of others on the roadway. Despite this knowledge, some drivers still participate is dangerous activities such as distracted driving. This not only puts the driver's life in danger, but also increases the chances of a serious or even fatal accident.

Steps to take following a hit-and-run crash

Being involved in a car accident, no matter the severity, is a serious and oftentimes shocking event for residents in Arizona and elsewhere. While being involved in a fender-bender or a serious collision is a major event, what is even more alarming is being involved in a hit-and-run accident. These types of accidents actually happen rather frequently.

Types of injuries a victim could suffer in a crash

Being involved in a car accident can be a life-altering experience for Arizona residents. The injuries suffered could be substantial and severe, causing an accident victim to require much medical attention. Serious injuries often require medical treatment, surgery, rehabilitation and often a lengthy recovery process. Therefore, accident victims should not only be aware of the time it will take to recuperate from his or her injuries but also the costs associated with medical care.

Study focuses on reckless driving across the nation

Drivers in Arizona are likely to encounter different traffic patterns. This is not only based on the time of day a motorist is traveling, but also where a motorist is driving. In rural areas, it is likely that rush hour traffic will not be problematic. However, in urban areas and on major interstates near big cities, rush hour traffic will impact a driver's commute. Nevertheless, even when one is following the rules of the road, this does not mean that others are driving so carefully.

How do you prove negligence in a pedestrian crash on interstate?

In Arizona, it is not uncommon for motorists to encounter pedestrians in parking lots, city streets and residential areas. Travelers on foot frequent these areas because they can move on foot easily. One area that motorists do not expect to see pedestrians is on the interstate. However, there are many reasons for a pedestrian to be on an interstate, making it possible to hold a motorist liable in a pedestrian accident.

Teen girl injured in Tucson pedestrian accident

While motorists in Arizona do not have to worry about winter weather generating hazardous road conditions, drivers do have to be cautious of an increase of motorists and pedestrians during this time of year. Whether traveling on a major roadway, on a city street or in a residential area, drivers have a duty to drive carefully. This duty is not only owed to other drivers but to pedestrians in the area.

Helping you prove fault in an automobile collision

Negligent drivers can come in all shapes and sizes; however, there is one thing in common with all negligent drivers. Innocent drivers struck by a negligent driver are shocked and unprepared to deal with the aftermath that the negligent driver has caused them. Whether an automobile collision is due to distracted driving, reckless driving or intoxication, accident victims could suffer devastating injuries due to the carelessness of another driver.

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