Fatal Car Crashes in California and Causes

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Fatal Car Crashes

Car crashes are a common occurrence all over the world. Most of the time people are lucky enough to walk away from accidents with none to minor injuries. On other occasions, car accidents can be fatal, and take several peoples’ lives.

Almost every year over 3,100 people die in California alone from car accidents. Causes of these accidents vary between many different reasons including harsh weather conditions, texting while driving, and alcohol or drug related incidents.

Distracted Drivers

The primary reason for fatal car crashes is a distracted driver on the road. This has always been the biggest cause of many major car accidents. People get easily distracted by several different things while they are driving. Some of the most frequently reported distractions include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Eating while driving
  • Talking on the phone
  • Talking to another person in the car
  • Putting on make-up
  • Looking for something
  • Distracted by children

Drivers under Influence

Another big cause of fatal car crashes is people driving when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. People can be under the influence of prescription drugs, or illegal drugs, and even under the influence of over the counter medications like cough syrup.

Other common reasons for fatal car crashes are speeding, people driving vehicles that are unsafe, people not wearing their safety restraints, and driving during inclement weather.

Reducing the Risk of a Fatality in the Event of a Car Crash

The number one way that you can prevent a fatality during a car crash is to wear your seatbelts. The seatbelts in your car can keep you from striking hard surfaces like a windshield and causing severe damage to your body.

You can make sure that your tires are properly inflated and that will help keep you safe on the roadway and save you money on gas.
Do not drive when you are tired, distracted, or preoccupied by something other than the task of driving.

When the weather is bad do not drive unless you simply cannot avoid doing so.

Do not talk on your phone while you drive. Turn your phone off and you will not be tempted to answer text messages or phone calls while you are driving.

Car Accident Lawyer

Benjamin Drake aggressively represents victims of car accidents and personal injury. Drake Law Firm recovered millions for clients in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Francisco Bay Area and San Joaquin County and Stockton.

Our team does not back down from insurance companies.

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