Car Accident Causes in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney
What causes car accidents to occur? There are virtually innumerable potential causes of car accidents, but the most common involve driver distraction, speeding and drunk driving. Additional causes may include dangerous roads or poor weather conditions, as well as defective auto parts (brake failure or tire blowouts.) Determining the cause of your Los Angeles car accident will be a crucial part of your insurance claim or lawsuit as you seek financial compensation for your injuries. With the proper resources and a complete investigation, a lawyer experienced with car accident claims can assist you in proving the other party's fault and recovering the money you need for medical care, and more.
Distracted Driving, Cell Phone Usage and Texting
If a driver is tired, upset, intoxicated or for any other reason is not paying full attention to the road and other drivers, he or she may cause a car accident to occur in the blink of an eye. Cell phone usage and texting are another form of distraction - one that was so serious that laws were passed in California making it illegal to talk on the cell phone (without a handsfree device) or text while driving. All it takes is a moment. A driver may look down to adjust the radio, may be looking at the scenery or may turn to talk to a child or other passenger in the vehicle. This one distraction may cause a collision if the driver runs a red light, fails to notice an object in the roadway or does not see that traffic has slowed or stopped. This may easily result in a rear-end, head-on, or side collision, or a pileup involving multiple vehicles.
Rubbernecking is another all too common cause of Los Angeles car accidents. With the city's busy streets and as accidents are relatively common occurrences, drivers often rubberneck- slow down to look at an accident that has already occurred. This dangerous conduct may simply cause yet another accident.
Did another driver cause your accident? Contact a Los Angeles car accident lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group for a consultation regarding your case.