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Negligent actions that lead to motor vehicle accidents

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2023 | Personal Injury

Many adults in the U.S. move around by vehicle, and they all hope to arrive at their destination safely. However, this is not always the case. In 2020, 104,475 traffic crashes were reported in Pennsylvania – 286 daily and about 12 every hour.

Unfortunately, most of these accidents occurred due to negligent actions. Here are four possible ones.

Drunk driving

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or other drugs is dangerous. A drunk driver may not notice your car and, as a result, crash into you. On the other hand, they may notice you, but have a slow response time.

A drunk-related accident may also occur without any driver being drunk. For instance, a drunk pedestrian may distract a driver, and they run into you.

Drowsy driving

Driving while tired and sleepy may cause as many accidents as drunk driving. A tired driver may have a slow response time like a drunk one. Besides, when such a driver sleeps, they may crash into you.

In most cases, drowsy driving-related accidents occur after using some types of medications. They are also common with commercial drivers who have demanding work schedules.

Traffic violations

Speeding, running the red light, changing lanes unsafely, tailgating, disobeying signals, failing to signal and aggressive behaviors are examples of traffic violations that may cause accidents. All drivers must observe traffic laws to keep everyone on the road safe.

Distractions

When a driver does two things, they are not focused on driving. Distractions like talking on the phone, sending a text message, taking eyes off the road and daydreaming increase the chances of an accident.

Negligence on the road may cause a serious accident. If you were injured due to the actions of another driver, you may have a legal claim. Contact Quinn Law Firm to discuss your options by contacting us online or calling 814-833-2222.

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