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2 common factors in vehicle crashes

On Behalf of | Jan 26, 2023 | Car Accidents

If you are injured in a vehicle crash, working out why the collision happened will be crucial to getting the compensation you need.

Traffic accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons, and often several factors contribute at the same time. So, where do you start?  Here are two of the most frequently cited reasons that drivers crash their vehicles into someone else:

They were distracted

This is a massive problem, especially now that everyone has the world at their fingertips in the shape of their cell phone or in-car infotainment systems.

Yet distraction is nothing new, and more old-fashioned factors such as crying babies, a hot cup of coffee or an argument with someone in the passenger seat still lead people to crash. It’s not the distractions that are the problem per se, but that people allow themselves to be distracted by them instead of concentrating on driving.

They were exhausted

Modern life can be exhausting at times and lead to people falling asleep at the wheel or managing to just about stay awake but with a reduced ability to think and focus. At this time of year, the tendency to combat the cold by having their hot air blowers on full can add to the problem, as the warm feeling can lull them to sleep.

Getting adequate rest before driving is crucial, as is knowing when to use an alternative means of transport or pull over and take a rest. If someone injures you in a crash, consider legal help to discover what they did wrong.