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Common Causes of Arizona Car Accidents

A single car accident may have one or multiple causes. Almost any combination of factors may cause an accident to occur, and this will include action or inaction on the part of one driver or both drivers. Determining the cause of your Arizona car accident is important if you would like to file your insurance claim and recover the money you need for medical bills, damage to your vehicle and more. An Arizona car accident lawyer at Goldwater Law Firm, PC can meet with you during a free consultation to discuss your case.

One of the most prevalent factors involved in car accidents in Phoenix and throughout the rest of Arizona and the United States is driver distraction. A distracted driver may cause a car accident in the blink of an eye, because his or her full attention is not on the road, traffic signals, and the other vehicles around him or her. There are a number of different types of distracted driving, sometimes stemming from drunk driving, weariness, or an upset driver. Below are some examples of distracted driving that may cause a car accident:

  • Talking on the cell phone, even with a hands-free device
  • Texting while driving
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Talking to a passenger
  • Applying makeup
  • Eating or drinking
  • Looking at a map
  • Rubbernecking – slowing down and looking at an accident that has already occurred
  • Looking at scenery

Two of the other most common causes of car accidents are drunk driving and speeding. Drunk driving may impair a driver’s ability to react to an emergency situation and may affect his or her awareness and decision-making on the road. Speeding not only places a driver at increased risk of involvement in an accident but also increases the severity of any accident that does occur.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Goldwater Law Firm at 602-502-6000 or fill our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.

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