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Common Car Accident Causes in Fitzgerald and Tifton

Vehicle crashes are almost always caused by the mistakes or carelessness of a driver. In fact, research suggests that 94 percent of all crashes are caused by human error. That human error takes many forms, including drunk driving, excessive speeding or distraction behind the wheel.

People make mistakes, so it’s no surprise that human error causes crashes.

But dealing with a driver’s insurance company can be overwhelming and exhausting. At the Dove Law Firm, we take on this battle for you. Our experience and focus is on your side.

Leading Causes of Car Accidents

  1. Drunk Driving
  2. Nearly 300 people in Georgia are killed in alcohol-related vehicle crashes every year. Impaired driving includes driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. In 2015, nearly one-third of all vehicle fatalities involved drunk driving.

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  3. Distracted Driving
  4. According to the National Safety Council, at least 28 percent of all vehicle crashes are caused by distracted driving. Distracted driving includes talking or texting on a cell phone, eating or drinking or using a car stereo while driving.

  5. Speeding
  6. You have seen drivers commonly driving 20 or 30 mph over the posted speed limit. Around 200 people die in speeding-related crashes in Georgia every year.

  7. Running a Red Light or Stop Sign
  8. Failure to obey stop signs, yield signs or other traffic signs and signals are some of the most common forms of reckless driving. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that running a red light causes 900 deaths and 2,000 injuries every year in the United States.

  9. Drowsy Driving
  10. Drowsy driving is surprisingly common among drivers in the United States. Over one-third of drivers surveyed admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel at some point in their lives. AAA found that 21 percent of fatal crashes and 13 percent of crashes resulting in severe injuries involve a fatigued driver.

  11. Unsafe Lane Changes
  12. When a driver fails to notice another vehicle while shifting lanes or fails to signal before changing lanes, they can collide with neighboring vehicles or cause another vehicle to veer off the road.

  13. Following Too Closely
  14. Tailgating is one of the most dangerous reckless driving practices. It dramatically reduces the ability of the following vehicle to avoid rear-end collisions. Tailgating is often considered to be a hallmark of aggressive driving.

  15. Sharp Curves
  16. Drivers must be careful when approaching a curve. Losing control along a dangerous curve can cause catastrophic injuries.

  17. Tire Blowouts
  18. Tire blowouts often cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle. Oftentimes, the blowout is caused by a manufacturing error or a poorly maintained tire.

When a driver is reckless, you have options.

We help you stand and face the problems caused by a car wreck. Insurance adjusters go through extensive training to handle your claim in the company’s favor. They often use strategies to minimize and delay your recovery. We understand the “system” and even the playing field. We know what the insurance company is supposed to do, and we make them do it. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call us today for free consultation.

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