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Driver Negligence: a Leading Cause of Car Accidents

By Doan Law Firm  Feb. 7, 2011 11:25a

Driver negligence is one of the most prevalent causes of car accidents throughout the U.S. This may take on many forms, although speeding, drunk driving and  driver distraction are the most common types of negligence.

Safely operating a motor vehicle requires that a driver have his or her full physical, mental and visual attention on the road. It also requires the driver to obey traffic laws and to drive with current road, weather and traffic conditions in mind. If a driver is not paying attention, is speeding, violates a traffic law or is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, this will seriously increase the likelihood of a collision. A driver will be at an increased risk of causing an accident or becoming another victim of a collision that has already occurred.

Statistics presented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) support the fact that driver behavior and negligence are the leading causes of traffic collisions throughout the U.S. According to statistics from 2009, drunk driving fatalities accounted for 32% of all traffic fatalities nationwide. These collisions involved at least one driver who had an unlawful blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater. According to NHTSA statistics from 2008, speeding was determined to be a contributing factor in 31% of all fatal traffic collisions in the U.S.

If another driver caused your car accident and you are interested in finding out how you can recover the full value of your insurance claim, now is the time to talk to an attorney about your legal options. With legal experience and the resources to properly handle your claim, an attorney can help you seek the money that will help you rebuild and move on with your life.

The Doan Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to helping victims of auto accidents throughout Austin and the surrounding areas. To find out how the firm can help you, feel free to call or contact an attorney online for a free, confidential consultation.

Contact an Austin car accident lawyer at the firm today.

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