5 dangerous causes of Alpharetta car accidents
Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 5:15 pm
While some car accidents are simply unavoidable, far more are the result of the negligent, reckless, or otherwise irresponsible behavior of a driver. In this blog, our Alpharetta car accident attorney discusses five of the most common and dangerous causes of car crashes here in Georgia. If you’ve been injured in any of these types of car accidents, contact our firm today to pursue fair compensation.
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1. Distracted Driving
Although texting while driving has quickly become one of the most dangerous distractions to drivers, there are many other ways to be distracted behind the wheel. Dealing with rambunctious kids, eating food, drinking hot coffee, or even brushing your hair can all lead to serious collisions.
2. Excessive Speeds
It should come as no surprise that speeding can lead to serious car accidents. When your speed increases, you reduce the amount of time you have to react to hazardous road conditions ahead. Furthermore, speeding can increase the severity of a car accident, often leading to more serious injuries or even death.
3. Drinking & Driving
Texting while driving may be the new poster child for dangerous driving habits, but DUI is still a very serious cause of car accidents. Driving drunk is irresponsible, illegal, and highly dangerous, yet people still engage in this behavior every day. Worst of all, these accidents tend to be some of the most deadly.
4. Running Stoplights/Stop Signs
It’s illegal to run a red light or stop sign for a reason – it’s incredibly dangerous to you and other drivers on the road. These are obviously found at intersections, where cars traveling in different directions all meet. When a driver runs a red light, they can be “T-boned” by even the most careful drivers headed in a perpendicular direction.
5. Other Reckless Driving
There are a wide range of other behaviors which can be considered reckless or negligent driving. One of the most common is tailgating, but driving while overly tired or on the wrong side of the road can be just as dangerous as anything listed above. Some reckless driving habits, such as street racing, can leave you criminally liable for injuries caused by a resulting crash.
Hold negligent drivers accountable for your injuries. Call (404) 800-6545 today to pursue justice.