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Common Reasons For Car Accidents

If you take a look at car accident statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration you can see that a new car accident happens at least every 10 seconds somewhere in the country. Most of the accidents that happen out of these are quite serous and result in long-term damage or even death. Some really scary car accident statistics include the fact that 42,000 people die in car accidents in the United States each year. But why do these accidents happen so often? Is there anyway we can keep them from happening?

Here are just a few reasons as to why Colorado car accident statistics are also up there.

Colorado is one of those states that has banned texting while driving – and yet many people still do it. Text messaging – or other types of distractions, are a huge reason for car accidents. This can also include “activities” in the car such as applying makeup or grooming while driving to work, changing the station on the radio, picking up your phone to make a call or just not paying attention to the road. It would be nice if you could rely on people to pay attention while driving, but unfortunately that’s simply not the case.

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has said that one of the reasons the Colorado car accident statistics are so crazy high is because of drivers not going the speed limit. Just because a police officer isn’t around, doesn’t mean you should drive like a race car driver! The The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety states that over 900 drivers die a month due to speeding.

Even with organizations like MADD increasing awareness about drunk driving, people are still doing it. MADD has said that over 300,000 incidents in the US happen because of drunk driving. It could be a simple ding or something more serious where you hurt yourself or someone else. These accidents could easily be avoided if less people were driving under the influence.

Also, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute’s President Matt Moore, states where its now legal to use marijuana, are now having more car accidents.

Any type of a drug or drink that can impair your coordination, impair or slow your reaction time, can of course cause a car accident because the drug or alcoholic drink is impairing your brain and how quickly it reacts. A person that is not drinking can stop and react much quicker than a person that has had a glass of wine.

While these are the most common reasons for car accidents in our country, there are, of course other causes. If you’ve been involved in a car accident and have been minorly or majorly hurt and you need someone to represent your case – it’s a very good idea to hire a lawyer for your claim. A lawyer will help you figure out what sort of evidence you need to get together and how to proceed further. If you’ve, for example, been majorly hurt in a car accident you might need to figure out a way pay for medical bills or even loss of earnings.

A lawyer like Sloat & Nicholson can help you with your claim. If you would like more information on your legal rights, have questions about your claim, or you need someone in your corner to help you with your situation, don’t hesitate to contact Sloat & Nicholson at 1-800-873-3202.

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