You never know want to be part of a car accident, but you know that this could happen at some point in the future. You take a risk every time you get behind the wheel of your vehicle.
Fortunately, knowing the top causes of car accidents can go a long way in helping you avoid trouble on the road. There is no guarantee that you will never be part of an accident, but knowledge is power when it comes to staying safe.
Here are some of the top causes of car accidents in Illinois (as well as almost every other part of the country):
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving, such as texting
- Drivers who strike a bicyclist or pedestrian
- Drowsy driving
- Truckers and truck companies that neglect to maintain their vehicles
- Vehicle rollovers
- Poorly maintained roads
At our law firm, we know that motor vehicle accidents happen for many reasons. There are times when people have too much to drink and then get behind the wheel. There are also times when people try to answer a text message when they should be watching the road.
If you are part of a car accident, you should move your vehicle to safety and then call 911. Your health is top priority, so you never want to delay in receiving medical attention.
Once you get things squared away with your health and treatment strategy, you can learn more about your legal rights. This will help you make informed decisions on the steps you can take to receive compensation.