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The cause of a crash is critical for compensation claims

Car crashes are difficult situations for the victims. Some of these unfortunate events are preventable if the driver who caused the crash would have just driven sensibly. Many drivers don't think about how their actions might endanger them or others.

There are three causes of traffic accidents that are very common. These are:

  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Fatigued driving

When you consider these three, you can see that the driver shouldn't have been on the road at all but opted to drive anyway. That is what makes accidents in these category so infuriating. To prevent the crash, the driver could have pulled over until the distraction was handled, asked a friend for a ride home to avoid driving impaired or slept before continuing on his or her drive.

Reckless driving is another cause of crashes that can be easily prevented. Traffic laws are in place to keep everyone safe. A driver who refuses to obey traffic signals, speed limits or right of way laws is putting everyone around him or her at risk.

Some of the accidents that are caused by these factors end up causing injuries, but others lead to death. In all of these cases, there is at least one life that has been seriously changed because of the actions of another person.

For the victims of the accidents, the cause of the crash can be very important. If they are choosing to pursue compensation, being able to indicate the cause can help their case. They need to be able to show that there was either reckless or negligent behavior behind the crash.

Source: FindLaw, "Car Accident Basics," accessed June 08, 2018

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