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4 Common Causes of Car Accidents

Nevada roads host a multitude of car accidents each year, and a significant percentage of them are either fatal or cause serious injuries to the driver or passengers involved. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, there were 235 fatal crashes on state roads in 2010, as well as more than 18,000 injury accidents. When counting crashes that caused property damage, the total accident count during that year exceeded 50,000.

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While there are countless causes of collisions, there are some that occur more frequently than others. If you keep these common car accident scenarios in mind next time you are on the road, you may be able to avoid them altogether.

If you sustained injuries in a crash, call Truman Law Firm P.C. today. A specialist Las Vegas personal-injury lawyer can meet with you to discuss the circumstances surrounding your crash and determine if you may have valid grounds for a claim. If your lawsuit is successful, you could receive damages to compensate for lost wages or expensive medical bills associated with the accident.

Attorney Ronald W. Truman has extensive experience practicing injury law, and he can help you through the legal process of your personal-injury claim. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 702-821-1821.

Here are four of the most common causes of collisions:

  1. Distracted Drivers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted drivers cause a significant number of crashes on the country’s roads every year. Distracted driving is a broad term that authorities use to describe a situation when a motorist takes his or her eyes or attention off the road. Cellphones, passengers, car entertainment systems and roadside accidents are all common distractions that can cause serious accidents.

  1. DUI

Drunk drivers cause more than 16,000 fatalities on the country’s roads each year, according to the NHTSA. While most people are aware of the dangers of driving while drunk, the problem persists, and DUI accidents affect many innocent drivers in the state of Nevada every year.

  1. Fatigue

Drivers who are tired cause a large portion of serious accidents. According to the NHTSA, driving while fatigued is most common from around midnight to early morning, and tired drivers, particularly on long distance trips, cause thousands of accidents each year. If you or the driver of your car shows signs of fatigue, pull over and switch drivers, or take an extended break before getting back behind the wheel.

  1. Reckless Driving

Many drivers overestimate their own ability on the roads and drive recklessly or at high speeds. Speed limits and warning signs are in place to keep drivers safe while on the roads, and it is important to adhere to all of the rules of the road for your safety, as well as for the safety of those around you.

If you sustained injuries in a crash, call a Las Vegas accident attorney at Truman Law Firm P.C. today at 702-821-1821. We can schedule an appointment to assess the cause of your crash and advise you on how to proceed under the circumstances.