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The most common reasons for car accidents

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

There are many things that people can control when driving in Hawaii such as their speed, whether they check blind spots before changing lanes, not driving too close to other drivers, stopping at stop lights, not using their phones and many other factors. However, even if a driver does everything that they are supposed to do while driving, they unfortunately cannot control the actions of other drivers on the road. This means that even the safest drivers may end up in car accidents.

There are many causes for car accidents but some are more common than others. Some of the more common causes are distracted driving, which includes many activities, but using one’s phone may be one of the most dangerous; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; speeding; reckless driving such as taking unnecessary risks; running red lights or stop signs; improper turns and tailgating. Other factors that are out of the driver’s control can also cause accidents such as the weather, animals crossing the road, car defects and others.

These accidents can be very devastating for the victims and leave them with very significant injuries as a result. These injuries can cause the person to incur very expensive medical bills and also force them to lose income if they are not able to work. However, if another driver causes the accident, the victims may be entitled to compensation for the damages which can include more than just the monetary damages and could include compensation for pain and suffering.

Many people in Hawaii drive every day. Most of the time they are able to drive to where they need to get to and arrive home safely. However, many people do get into accidents and suffer injuries as a result. These injuries can be devastating both physically and financially. The victims may be entitled to compensation though which can be very valuable as they recover. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of this compensation and may be a useful resource.