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Despite new advances in vehicle technology, such as backup cameras, adaptive headlights, and forward collision systems (FCS), car accidents still happen. An estimate of 38,300 people were killed on the roads in 2015, and 4.4 million accident victims sustained injuries that required a visit to a medical professional.
Whether minor or severe, accidents can drastically change a person’s life. They can result in a loss of wages, pain and suffering, or permanent disabilities. Just because traffic accidents are common doesn’t mean familiarizing yourself with the facts should be brushed aside.
There are two categories of the causes of traffic accidents. The first being the fault of human error, and the second class being everything else.
Most traffic accidents don’t necessarily have to do with knowing how to drive a vehicle but more so which decisions the driver makes behind the wheel. In fact, 90% of all road accidents are caused by human error.
At some point, a number of drivers will find themselves guilty of committing some of the most common causes of traffic accidents. However, heightening awareness for these causes can further educate and hopefully influence drivers to be more cautious on the road.
Start taking preventative measures by keeping these events in mind the next time you drive:
Sometimes the safest, most defensive drivers fall victim to car accidents, but not by way of their own error. Other factors have a great influence, such as:
Unfortunately, even with substantial awareness and education, thousands of individuals fall victim to traffic accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a car accident, contact an Indianapolis auto accident attorney from Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.