Top Three Causes of Car Accidents in Southern California
Automobile accidents can result in catastrophic injuries or even death. While car accidents arise out of a wide range of circumstances, catastrophic accidents are typically caused by driver error. When a driver fails to observe traffic safety laws or exercise reasonable care, injury to others on the road can be caused. Fortunately, injured victims can recover a damages award by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. Southern California’s Moga Law Firm, can help.
Attorney Scot T. Moga specializes in handling car accident cases involving bodily harm. Attorney Moga understands the difficulty in establishing fault after a car accident. Therefore, he is committed to ensuring every case is met with a full investigation so that every possible liable party is held accountable for the damages caused. For a free case evaluation, consider calling Attorney Moga today at 909-931-2444.
Reason 1. Speeding
Every year, speeding causes serious car accidents. When a person drives fast, particularly during adverse weather conditions, the wrongful action can lead to: Less time to react to the dangers of the road; A greater potential for losing control of the car; Increased force sustained by those injured in the event of an accident; and An increased degree of injuries.
Speed limits have been set in place for the protection and safety of all those who use the road. Nonetheless, there are reckless drivers who disregard speed limits, ultimately placing the lives of all those on the road in danger. Speeding is considered a negligent, yet conscious choice, that deliberately puts others at risk of serious harm or even death.
Reason 2. Driving While Distracted
Every driver understands that there are countless distractions on the road. Still, drivers are obligated to ensure they are driving safely, which includes keeping their attention to the road ahead. Unfortunately, far too many avoidable accidents are caused by driver distraction.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, driver distraction can come in the following forms:
- Visual Distraction, which occurs when the driver takes his or her eyes off the road ahead.
- Manual Distraction, which happens when the driver removes his or her hands off the steering wheel.
- Cognitive Distraction, which happens when a driver begins to daydream or begins thinking about something else other than driving or the road ahead.
The agency further reports that in 2018, approximately 2,800 people lost their lives in accidents involving distracted driving. Furthermore, an additional 400,000 people suffered non-fatal injuries as a result of distracted driving.
Reason 3. Driving While Under the Influence
Choosing to drive while under the influence of an intoxicating substance is a conscious disregard for the health and safety of others on the road. Even as there are a variety of ways people can get home safely after a drink, many inconsiderate drivers choose to drive while impaired.
When a person is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the intoxication can impair the person’s decision making, brain functioning, reaction, and muscle coordination. The impairment can be incredibly dangerous for all those on the road.
An Auto Accident Attorney Can Help
There are many reasons a car accident can occur, but the leading cause of accidents is driver error, which can include speeding, driving while distracted, and driving while under the influence. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, a skilled auto accident attorney can help investigate the case and ensure the reckless driver is held accountable for his or her actions.
The Moga Law Firm is exceptionally qualified in a wide range of complex auto accident cases. Attorney Moga understands the complexities of car accidents involving reckless drivers, and he will not leave any stone unturned to ensure the case is fully investigated. Following a car accident, consider scheduling a free complimentary consultation with Attorney Scot T. Moga by calling 909-931-2444 today.
Scot Thomas Moga, a dedicated attorney in San Bernardino & Riverside Counties who represents clients in the many types of personal injury, workers’ compensation and estate planning cases.