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Causes of Car Crashes

Cars. There’s nothing really more American than the automobile. They’ve impacted nearly every aspect of our society. From the layout of our cities and towns, to our lives as adolescent youths, few things have escaped the influence of the automobile. Although automobiles have served to improve society in a countless number of ways, one problem that has plagued their existence since day one has been safety.

Cars will kill more young people than any other cause. Among 5-34 year olds, the Automobile is the number one cause of death. Each year, more than 2 million people will be treated in hospitals for injuries sustained from cars, trucks, or other automobiles.  The lifetime cost of crash-related deaths and injuries among drivers and passengers was $70 billion in 2005. Although the statistics are alarming, there a few simple precautions you can take improve your driving safety. (Statistics from Center for Disease Control) Note the following:Whether it is a simple fender-bender in town or a serious accident on the highway, all car accidents can result in high medical bills, property repair costs, and other expenses for those involved. Five common causes of car accidents include:

Whether it is just a fender-bender or a serious accident on the interstate, all car accidents can result in high medical bills, property repair costs, and other expenses. Seven of the most common reasons cars crash are:

  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Texting and Driving
  • Auto defects or malfunctions
  • Driving while distracted
  • Poorly maintained roads
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Injuries from a car wreck can be life changing. You don’t have to go it alone. Contact an Panama City personal injury attorney today to learn more about your rights. Call the Bruner Firm at 1.800.Bruner.1. With offices in Panama City and Fort Walton Beach Florida, we can help.


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