Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents account for between 35,000 and 40,000 deaths every year, making them one of the largest causes of preventable death in the United States. In addition, several million people are injured, and billions of dollars of property is damaged annually. Understanding the causes of these accidents can help you drive safer and prevent injuries.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a serious car accident and someone else is ultimately to blame, the Birmingham car accident lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling 205.414.8160 for more information.

What Causes Car Accidents?

Accidents can be caused by many different things, from simple carelessness to dangerous negligence. Some of the most commonly cited causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Drunk driving or driving under the influence
  • Inclement weather
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Driving at night
  • Design or manufacturing defects
  • Tailgating
  • Ice or snow on the road surface

If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as the result of a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills and other expenses.

Contact Us

The Birmingham car accident attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., are dedicated to helping accident victims get the financial compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact us today by calling 205.414.8160.