Causes of Car Accidents

Common Causes of Missouri Car Accidents

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A car accident can be a traumatizing experience no matter what the cause of the collision may be. For this reason, vehicle crashes must be handled on a case-by-case basis. For the most part, car accidents are completely avoidable and are often caused by a driver’s negligence, inattention, reckless behavior, or a manufacturer’s negligence. If you were injured in a serious auto accident, we encourage you to discuss the details of your case with the personal injury attorneys at our firm.

Aggressive Driving

This type of driving occurs when a driver becomes angry or impatient. Aggressive drivers may speed, excessively change lanes, tailgate other drivers, and fail to use their turn signals. Not only can aggressive driving result in an auto accident, but it can also put bicyclists and pedestrians at risk. Fortunately, drivers who ignore traffic laws can be held accountable.

Drunk/Drugged Driving

Most understand that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely hazardous. Still, intoxicated driving is one of the leading causes of death on American roadways. When a driver operates a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they no longer possess the ability to maintain total control of the vehicle or react to other drivers properly.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving occurs when a driver takes their attention away from driving while behind the wheel. A driver can be cognitively, mentally, or visually distracted. This can include texting, talking on the phone, talking to passengers, applying makeup, eating, and much more. A driver can participate in multiple types of distracted driving simultaneously.

Inadequate Maintenance

It is important for drivers to check that all necessary components of their vehicles—such as brakes, tires, brake lamps, headlights, windshield wipers, etc.—are working properly. Failure to conduct regular maintenance can lead to serious car accidents. Similarly, operating a vehicle defective auto parts can also cause hazardous driving conditions.

Dangerous Roadways

Many road conditions, such as potholes, streets with limited visibility, improperly posted road signs, broken traffic lights, and unmaintained construction zones, can contribute to severe vehicle collisions. If you are involved in a car accident as a result of hazardous road conditions, you may have grounds to file a claim against the local government for damages.

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If you or someone you love has been harmed in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact the Kansas City car accident lawyers at Klenofsky Law Firm today. When you call for your 100% free, no-obligation consultation, we will listen to the details of your case. When you become our client, we will examine every element involved with your accident so we can pursue maximum compensation for any medical expenses, lost wages, or emotional losses you may have experienced as a result.


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