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WHAT DRIVING BEHAVIORS CAUSE CAR ACCIDENTS?

In order to prevent auto accidents from happening, several safety organizations have dedicated much of their time to studying the causes and effects of traffic collisions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the American Automobile Association (AAA) are among just some of these groups that have thoroughly researched the causes of car accidents.

While the information and data gathered is primarily meant to be preventative in use, it can also benefit you after you have been in a car accident. If one or more of the most common causes of auto accidents can be pinpointed in your case, it could work to shift liability off you and onto the other parties.

According to several studies, some of the top causes of preventable car accidents include:

  • Speeding  |  Driver Intoxication  |  Distracted Driving (Texting While Driving)  
  • Defective Auto Parts  |  Reckless Driving  |  Adverse Weather or Road Conditions

DO NOT ADMIT FAULT AFTER AN ACCIDENT

After an auto accident, your first instinct is probably going to be to apologize to everyone else involved in the crash. As upsetting as this might sound, you should not apologize to anyone at all, not even your own passengers. Insurance adjusters can use your apologies later when they are reviewing the claims and twist them into admissions of guilt and an acceptance of fault.

Even though you were only trying to be a Good Samaritan and kind, it could realistically backfire and put blame, and recovery costs, onto your shoulders. This is pretty crucial so it bears repeating: under no circumstances should you accept blame for a car accident.

Figuring out what you need to do next after being in an auto accident is generally not as straightforward as it might seem. Do you need to talk to insurance companies first? Head over to the hospital for another checkup? Should you take the first settlement offer that comes your way?

For anyone facing a DWI charge I would highly recommend Will Worsham over anyone else in the Springfield area. Will was one of the most honest attorney's I have dealt with and he was straight with me on what to expect from our initial meeting. I was very blessed to have a man of such integrity and experience as my lawyer. Will had the respect of the staff that performed my pre-interview and they put me ahead of other clients due to my tight schedule. I could also tell the prosecutors and judge respected him which enabled me to get an excellent result that kept this off of my record with the county and the DOR.

Jonathan D.

Will did an excellent job defending me with my case. I consulted with other Lawyers before talking to Will and was told my chances were very slim and that I should just plead out. Will not only assured me that we could procede with getting the issue resolved the way I wanted but also followed through. He more then came through for me and was only $100 more then what the other guys who would have had me plead out were. Worth every penny for the professionalism he brought to the table as well as the attitude and respect he showed as well. I would absolutly recomend Will to anyone.

Nic S.

At Worsham Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys can take a confusing situation and make it simple

By handling your case entirely from start to finish, we eliminate the possibility of making a critical mistake while we remove any added stress from you.

We will come to you when an important decision needs to be made but other than that, at your request, we can let you sit back and relax while we do all the work.