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5 Unexpected Causes of Car Accidents

Car AccidentThere are many factors that commonly contribute to car accidents, such as drunk driving, speeding, distractions and fatigue. However, there are other car accident factors that may not be as common and are often overlooked. It is important for motorists to be aware of all potential causes of motor vehicle crashes – not just the most common ones.

Below are five unexpected and lesser known factors that can cause a car crash:

1.   Wildlife

More than 6,000 car accidents are caused by wildlife each year in California, according to the State Highway Patrol. Most of these accidents involve deer. However, other animals are also known to cause car accidents, including livestock, foxes, coyotes and mountain lions.
One way to reduce your risk of collisions that involve wildlife is to keep an eye out for wildlife crossing, especially in heavily wooded areas. You should also use extra caution when driving at dusk and dawn, when wildlife is most active.

2.   Maintenance

The safety of cars depends on how well they are maintained. Maintenance means more than just keeping your car in good shape; it is also about staying safe. If your car has mechanical issues, such as faulty brakes or worn out tires, it may make you more vulnerable to accidents. As such, it is very important to routinely maintain your car.

3.   Road Design

Road design is something most drivers don’t commonly think about, yet it plays a major role in traffic safety. When even the simplest element of road design, such as signage or traffic signals, falls short, the risk of accidents significantly increase. Since poor road design is not always obvious, it is imperative to hire an experienced car accident attorney to properly investigate the facts and uncover the danger.

4.   Road Rage

When most of us think of road rage, we envision brutal roadside assaults or gunshot exchanges. However, far milder and more common acts of road rage can contribute to serious car crashes. Motorists who easily get frustrated in traffic, lose their temper or gas their car to get around someone are at greater risk of an accident. On the flip side, if you find yourself the victim of a road rage accident, it is important to immediately consult with an attorney to protect your legal rights.

Call an Orange County Car Accident Attorney Today!

The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a car accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another party, our experienced Orange County car accident attorneys are available to personally review your case.  Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.

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