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What Are the Most Common Causes of Auto Accidents? July 10, 2019

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Auto Accidents?, Dothan, Alabama

Auto accidents occur every day. However, more often than not, these incidents are entirely avoidable. Practicing defensive driving habits will keep you from being responsible for an accident and may even protect you from someone else’s bad behavior. Be mindful of the following situations that most commonly cause auto accidents.

4 Causes of Auto Accidents

1. Speeding

Speed limits are in place for a reason. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 26% of traffic fatalities in 2017 were caused by speeding. Stay close to the speed limit to ensure you can stop at a moment’s notice and turn safely.

2. Distracted Driving

auto accidentsFrom texting on your cellphone to changing the radio station, anything that draws your attention from the road increases the risk of an accident. Distracted driving laws are becoming harsher and harsher throughout the country. It’s always better to leave your texts for later—rather than be responsible for an accident.

3. Changing Lanes

Many auto accidents occur when performing the seemingly straightforward task of switching lanes. Always check your mirrors and vehicle’s blind spots before changing lanes, especially when faced with crowded traffic conditions. Use your turn signals, so other drivers know what you intend to do.

4. Weather Conditions

Harsh weather often increases the risk for an accident, especially when driving at high speeds. Rain causes hydroplaning, which can make you lose control of your vehicle. Stay safe by reducing your speed and increasing your following distance during rainy weather.


Whether you are the victim of an auto accident or another personal injury incident, you can rely on the caring team at Carey & Hamner, P.C. in Dothan, AL. Serving the Enterprise and Ozark areas for over a decade, they help injured plaintiffs navigate the legal system to get the compensation they deserve. To learn more about their practice areas, visit them online, or call (855) 435-4797 to schedule a consultation.

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