You should know some of the major reasons for accidents and should be careful to avoid them. Here are some examples:
- Distracted Driving
The most obvious reason for an accident is distracted driving. Texting or calling while driving can lead to a head-on collision or divert your vehicle, causing you to hit another car or something on or off the roadway.
Speeding thrills, but it also kills. Driving at high speeds is not permitted by law and can land you in trouble and/or potential physical harm. Often while speeding, drivers lose control of the vehicle.
- Weather Conditions
Bad weather conditions can wreak havoc and lead to unavoidable motor vehicle accidents. Drivers often fail to exercise the required level of caution to negotiate the treacherous conditions.
- Night Driving
Driving at night can be riskier than during the daytime. Lack of visibility plays a role as antagonist and increases the chances of accidents. You need to be extra vigilant while driving at night.
- Wrong-Way Driving
Driving on the wrong side of the road may seem unusual but can happen through a lack of alertness. Not being in the proper lane or failing to follow traffic rules can cause horrible car accidents.
- Driving While Impaired or Under the Influence
It is very important to comply with the law and refrain from getting behind the wheel when you have been drinking or partaking in the use of drugs. These accidents are similar to distracted driving in that the impaired state or concentration of the driver impacts their ability to take effective measures to avoid accidents.
If you find yourself in one of these situations, the first thing you need is medical attention. The second task should be to consult a motor vehicle accident attorney in Queens, or surrounding NYC areas, to learn your rights. Call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 for legal assistance.