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What are the Leading Causes of Auto Accidents?

Posted by Russell West | Nov 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

An auto accident is not something people tend to anticipate. In fact, people try to avoid them at all costs. Unfortunately, although you may be safely driving to your destination, other people on the road may not be. The reasons can come in many different forms: distractions, aggressive driving, failing to abide by road signs, to name a few. Nonetheless, there are many leading factors to auto accidents, and if you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, contact an experienced Spokane auto accident attorney so that we can help you strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case.

What are the Leading Causes of Auto Accidents?

Throughout the United States the rate of auto accidents has continued to increase as more people become impatient due to usually having the ability to get what they want quickly. It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that 10 million people are involved in car accidents on a yearly basis. Because of this, it is important to know the leading causes of auto accidents so that you can avoid them and avoid acting in a manner that leads to an auto accident.

Some of the leading causes of auto accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Failure to yield the right of way;
  • Reckless driving; and
  • Failure to keep in proper lanes.

The very top reason for auto accidents is distracted driving, which can take the form of eating, texting, and talking on the phone while driving. The second largest cause of accidents is speeding. The third largest is drunk driving, which is estimated to contribute to 300,000 accidents each year.

Those who are involved in accidents must often deal with hospitalization, which includes medical costs and lost wages if you have to take time off of work, as well as pain and suffering from the injuries that are sustained. Many people take a loss, including the person who is responsible for the accident, and because of this it is important to seek legal advice and representation if you have been involved in an auto accident.

Need Legal Advice?

There are several leading causes to auto accidents, but all can be avoided. Though you may be doing your part in staying safe on the roads, others may not, and upon an accident you should be compensated for your injuries. Here at West Law, we will work in your best interest to get you the most favorable result possible. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident contact an experienced auto accident attorney to help you with your case. Contact the West Law Office online or call at 509-993-0748 so that we can help you with your case today.  

About the Author

Russell West

Russell West from West Law Office, located in Spokane, Washington represents clients in areas of criminal traffic, misdemeanors, and personal injury. DUI’s, Reckless Driving, Negligent driving, Hit and Run, and Driving with Suspended license are the majority of criminal traffic violations. Drug Charges, Theft, and Domestic Violence account for most of the other criminal cases Russell handles.


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Spokane Attorney Russell West practice areas include: Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Slip and Falls, DUIs, DOL Hearings, Criminal Traffic, Expungement/Vacating Records, and Insurance Bad Faith

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