3 Overlooked Causes of Auto Accidents

by Staff Blogger | March 27th, 2019

Most people are familiar with the most common factors associated with car accidents, including speeding, driving under the influence, and driving while distracted. But there are many other behaviors that can contribute to or directly cause crashes.

They include:

  1. Drowsy driving—A significant percentage of Americans are sleep deprived. Driving while exhausted poses many of the same risks as driving while intoxicated, including delayed reaction times, poor judgment, and impaired focus.
  2. Driving too fast for weather conditions—Driving at or below the speed limit doesn’t always mean safe driving. That’s because weather conditions, including snow, heavy rain, fog, and ice can necessitate reducing speed far below posted speed limits.
  3. Rubbernecking—It’s common for drivers to look at accident scenes or to check out what’s going on when they see flashing blue lights on the side of the road. But rubbernecking is a form of distracted driving that can lead to serious accidents, as it results in drivers taking their eyes and minds off the road ahead.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers have helped victims who were injured in crashes that were caused by a variety of circumstances. We know that no two crashes are the same or have the same causes, but they can all have devastating impacts on victims’ lives.

If you or someone you love was hurt in a crash that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation.