What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

There is nothing worse than being seriously harmed in an accident because of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, people are wrongfully hurt every day, especially in car accidents. In most cases, had motorists simply taken care, been more aware of their surroundings, and followed the rules and regulations of the road, these accidents could be avoided. Continue reading and contact our Bronx car accident lawyer to learn more about the most common causes of car accidents and how we can help if you are a car accident victim. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent causes of car accidents here in New York City?

Car accidents occur for a number of reasons, though they are most commonly caused by the following:

  • Distracted driving, like texting while driving
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring traffic lights and signs
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Poor visibility, such as dim lighting at crosswalks
  • Failing to drive according to inclement weather conditions
  • Driving while fatigued

If you were hurt by a driver who was doing any of the aforementioned at the time of your accident, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid personal injury claim.

What do I need to do after being involved in a car accident?

After sustaining injuries in a car accident, you should take care to receive immediate medical treatment and document the accident to the best of your ability. You can document the accident by calling emergency services to the scene, gathering witness contact information, taking pictures of the accident, asking the other driver for his or her insurance information, and by seeking medical treatment. Once you’re treated, your doctor should give you paper copies of medical documentation and bills associated with your accident. You must keep this information and turn to a competent Bronx car accident lawyer as soon as you can. We are prepared to fight for you and the compensation you need today.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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