People behave irrationally on the road in different ways and for various reasons. For example, a drunk driver may cross over the center line and drive into oncoming traffic, or someone may lose control of their vehicle around a turn because they are driving too fast. Reckless drivers may also cause a crash when they collide with another vehicle driving in front of them. For example, a rear-end collision may happen because a negligent driver was paying attention to their phone and did not realize that they should have come to a stop at an intersection, slamming into the car in front of them.
Motorcyclists face an array of risks on the road, and if they are struck by a vehicle or someone loses control of their motorcycle while riding, there may be a number of consequences that can make life tough. Various injuries and even the loss of life is a serious concern, and many people who are hurt experience other hardships in their life, such as financial problems. Moreover, some motorcycle accident consequences are not clear right away and take some time to become evident, such as brain injuries which do not reveal the full extent of damage until later on.
Auto accidents take place for an array of reasons and they shatter many lives each year. People lose loved ones and they also struggle with devastating injuries that permanently alter their entire life. Worse, many of the motor vehicle wrecks that take place are completely avoidable, meaning that so many lives have been claimed and shattered because of careless behavior, including the lives of young children. As a parent, a crash can be especially devastating when your child is involved. Our law office believes that reckless drivers must be held accountable for their actions.
Most drivers know that drinking alcohol while driving increases the chances of a car crash and is against the law. However, some drivers do not realize that car accidents can also be caused by the consumption of legal beverages while trying to drive. Not only can drinking or eating anything lead to distracted driving but drinking something that is very hot can cause a driver to lose control of their car if they spill or burn their mouth. As a result, drivers should avoid drinking anything altogether until they are no longer behind the wheel.
Marijuana is already legal in a number of states and this drug is becoming more and more accepted, with the state of Michigan recently legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. People use marijuana for a number of reasons, whether they consume an edible for medical reasons or smoke the drug for recreational purposes. Either way, it is important for drivers to be aware of how using marijuana can interfere with their ability to safely operate a vehicle. Unfortunately, some people do not show any common sense and get in their vehicle while they are intoxicated, which is extremely concerning regardless of whether or not the substance is legal in their state.
Sometimes, looking in your rearview mirror can help prevent a crash. For example, you may observe that a reckless driver is accelerating toward you at a high rate of speed and be able to avoid them, or you could use your rearview mirrors to ensure that there are no vehicles behind you before switching lanes. However, some drivers may actually increase the chances of a crash by looking in their rearview mirrors because they become distracted and take their eyes off of the road in front of them.
Motor vehicle wrecks occur in many ways. In some instances, a vehicle is struck from behind, while other crashes involve a car being hit from the side or only one vehicle (such as a driver who veers off of the road and collides with a tree). However, head-on crashes can be especially devastating, since these accidents often involve two vehicles heading in opposite directions colliding at high speeds. These accidents often prove fatal and they may leave those who survive with debilitating injuries.
Motor vehicle wrecks have different causes, but weather plays a role in many of the collisions that occur. Drivers often realize that snow, ice and rain can be dangerous on the road. However, there are other ways in which weather can adversely affect road conditions, some of which are less common. For example, haze can lead to reduced visibility and increase the likelihood of a crash. In some states, haze is especially concerning at this time due to wildfires that are burning in the Western U.S.
In the digital era, technology has taken communication and social interactions to new heights. Now, people are able to keep in touch like never before, regardless of geographical barriers, language barriers and other obstacles that used to limit or prevent interaction. However, this convenient technology also comes with down sides. For example, drivers may be more likely to find themselves in a collision due to social media and other distractions associated with technology.
Car crashes can happen at any time for a number of reasons, but drivers should even be aware of some of the causes that are relatively uncommon. While intoxicated driving and reckless behavior such as driving at high speeds are obviously a major cause of car crashes, some accidents happen because of a driver’s emotional state. For example, someone who is overexcited may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision for multiple reasons.