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Understanding the Common Causes of Car Accidents

Aftermath of a car accident

Car accidents are a common occurrence on roads, and understanding their causes can help prevent them. One of the leading causes of car accidents today is distracted driving. In this blog post, we will delve into the various factors that contribute to distracted driving which can lead to accidents and serious injuries or even death.

The Impact of Mobile Devices

The rise of smartphones has significantly increased the prevalence of distracted driving. Research shows that using a mobile device while driving increases the risk of an accident by up to four times. 

Fatigue: A Silent Killer

Another common cause of car accidents is fatigue. Long hours of driving, lack of sleep, and monotonous road conditions can lead to drowsiness and impaired judgment. 

Alcohol and Drug Impairment

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains a significant contributor to car accidents. Impairment affects reaction time, judgment, and coordination, making it extremely dangerous to operate a vehicle. 

Weather Conditions and Road Safety

Inclement weather conditions can significantly impact road safety, leading to increased accident rates. 

We're Here to Help the Injured

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident due to someone else's negligence as a result of distracted driving, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP is here to help. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys in El Segundo, CA, specializes in handling car accident cases and can provide you with the legal representation you need. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Call our Los Angeles attorneys at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to get in touch with someone from our team about the details of your case right away. We will fight to recover your full and fair compensation.