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Understanding the cause of head-on crashes

As a previous post highlighted, a wrong-way driver could be the cause of a serious or fatal collision. This form of negligence behind the wheel of a vehicle is not only shocking but also destructive. No one expects to encounter a vehicle coming at them head-on; however, when such tragedy befalls a motorist, it is important to understand the cause and liability associated with the crash.

Four killed in a wrong-way crash in Flagstaff

Motorists in Arizona often have to travel amongst traffic; however, whether the roads are filled with vehicles or open to free flowing traffic, motorists are required to travel with traffic. Thus, when a driver is traveling against traffic, it can be shocking and unexpected for other drivers. Because no one expects to encounter a wrong-way driver, this can be a shocking and difficult event to respond to. Therefore, a wrong-way collision unfortunately occurs.

How dangerous is distracted driving?

Most motorists in Arizona understand that it is a privilege to drive a vehicle. With this privilege comes great responsibility. Drivers owe a certain duty of care to others while they operate a motor vehicle. A failure to uphold this duty is frequently the cause of serious and even fatal car accidents. Even when others drive defensively, a negligent driver can take them by surprise and leave them with serious injuries.

What constitutes distracted driving?

Life can get busy and chaotic. In order to address the growing demands in life, some residents in Arizona depend on their ability to multitask. While multitasking is perfectly safe in some environments, it can be tragic and life-threatening in others. For example, multitasking while behind the wheel of a vehicle is not only dangerous for the driver, but also for other motorists on the road. Thus, in the event of a car accident, it is important for victims to understand whether the car accident that left them injured was caused by distraction.

Roundabouts might cause more crashes than they reduce

Federal, State and local governments take action to help correct wrongs and better society. When it comes to automobile collisions, regulations are passed and changes to road designs are implemented in an effort to reduce crashes and increase safety on the roads. But what if some of these countermeasures are not effective? What if they in fact cause more accidents rather than they prevent?

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.

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