AccidentCar accidents usually happen when drivers least expect them, but that does not mean drivers can’t take preventative measures to reduce the risk of getting in a collision. Even though most car crashes are accidents, an investigation will usually result in assigning blame to one or more of the drivers involved. If you drive on a regular basis, it is important to be aware of how the most common crashes occur in order to avoid becoming a victim.

If you were the victim of an Alabama car crash and are now suffering from serious injuries, it may be beneficial to explore options for claiming damages. An experienced Mobile personal-injury lawyer will have extensive knowledge of Alabama laws and may be able to help you pursue a claim for damages.

 

At Morris Bart, LLC, we specialize in helping people who have sustained injuries in car crashes and other accidents, and we have a team of more than 50 attorneys ready to represent our clients. Along with our support staff of 100 law professionals, we can assess the circumstances surrounding your crash and determine if you may have a valid claim.

If you have a legitimate case, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. Call us today at 1-800-537-8185 to schedule an appointment.

Here are the three of the most common causes of car accidents:

  1. Fatigue

Tired drivers make mistakes and account for a significant portion of serious accidents across the United States each year. According to the DrowsyDriving.org, tired or drowsy drivers cause more than 100,000 accidents around the country annually.

Most driver fatigue accidents happen from midnight to early morning with the next most common time being midday. Drowsy drivers tend to have a difficult time remaining in their lanes, and driving while fatigued presents many of the same challenges as driving while inebriated.

  1. Distracted Drivers

Cars are full of distractions, and distracted drivers cause up to 50 percent of car crashes in the United States. According to Distraction.gov, it is not only cellphones that distract drivers.

Other passengers, car entertainment systems, passing vehicles and outside scenery all play a role in crashes caused by distracted driving. Many motorists are unaware that a distracted driving crash can happen in a matter of seconds.

  1. Alcohol

Alcohol still plays a significant role in car crashes across the country, and more than 16,000 people die in alcohol-related accidents each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Drunk driving crashes, which are often tragic, are the most preventable kind because intoxicated drivers make the conscious decision to get behind the wheel. If you intend to consume alcohol, appoint a designated driver, or make use of public transportation.

Even the most cautious drivers can fall victim to another person’s negligence. If you are suffering from injuries you sustained in a car crash that you did not cause, and you want to speak with a personal-injury attorney, give Morris Bart, LLC a call at 1-800-537-8185.

April 2, 2015 | Categories: Auto Accidents |