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Risk factors for car accidents

| Jun 18, 2018 | Firm News

When you get behind the wheel of your car, you always face some sort of risk of getting in a collision. However, there are certain factors that make car crashes more likely.

One of the most important steps to avoiding injuries in a motor vehicle accident is knowing the causes. Here are some of the most prevalent circumstances that increase your risk of getting in a crash and sustaining a serious injury.

Accident involvement

According to the World Health Organization, these situations and behaviors make it more likely for you to experience a wreck:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Drowsy driving
  • Consumption of alcohol or drugs
  • Poor eyesight of motorists
  • Inexperience
  • Distractions

These are all unsafe factors for any driver. If you are in a collision for any of these reasons, you may be able to hold the negligent driver liable for your injuries.

Injury severity

The presence of any of these factors make it more likely for you to develop a serious and potentially life-threatening injury:

  • Presence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving too fast for the speed limit or road conditions
  • Insufficient crash protection of vehicles

If an accident involves any of these things, you may get hurt more severely. You should get prompt medical attention after any crash and keep records of your treatment to support any legal or insurance claims you decide to pursue.

Healing and recovery 

These details may impact how quickly you recover from a car accident injury:

  • Vehicle fire
  • Leaking of harmful materials
  • Insufficient emergency medical care
  • Difficulty rescuing people from cars

Remember–the more severe your injuries, the more compensation you should seek from the negligent driver.

There are plenty of other factors that may cause you to experience a motor vehicle crash. No matter how you get into a crash, you should seek immediate medical treatment and legal assistance so you can recover as much as possible.