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Monday, May 25, 2009

Causes of Auto Accidents

The third leading cause of death among people from age 3 to 33 is automobile accidents. In excess of one million people die each year in car accidents, most of which could have been prevented by using basic common sense.

The top causes of automobile accidents in the United States are:

• Distracted driving
• Drunk driving
• Driver fatigue
• Speed
• Driving aggressively
• Inclement weather

All but one of these causes is directly attributable to inappropriate driver behavior. By avoiding these behaviors, you can greatly reduce your risk of being involved in an accident.

Before you get behind the wheel, be sure you’re not too tired or impaired to drive. Remain calm while driving, and don’t let yourself fall into the trap of overreacting to other, irate drivers by responding in kind. Above all, stay focused on your driving and don’t spend valuable attention on non-vital activities like chatting on the phone, watching other accidents, or fiddling with music players.

Unfortunately, even driving carefully and cautiously won’t always protect you from the mistakes and carelessness of other drivers. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident and need legal assistance, Nashville, Tennessee auto accident attorneys James R. Omer & Associates can help you settle your claims in court. Please contact James R. Omer & Associates for more information about how they can help you.

posted by Evan Langsted at 6:35 PM

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