Top Causes of Summer Auto Accidents
Every ten seconds there is an auto accident somewhere in the US. That equates to about 40,000 fatalities a year, or approximately one death every 12 minutes. These numbers increase during the warmer months when teens and college kids are out of school and families take vacations and road trips.
Summer is one the deadliest times of year to be on the roads because more people are out on the highways. The increase in traffic, with drivers, both experienced and inexperienced, out longer and later, can lead to more auto accidents and fatalities.
To prevent summer auto accidents from happening, you need to know what causes these accidents so you can take the proper precautions. Some of the top causes of summer auto accidents include:
- Teen drivers who lack experience
- Street racing
- Drunken driving
- Night driving
- More cars are on the road
- Reckless driving
- Road rage
- Driver inattention
- Road construction
- Drowsy driving
- Eating while driving
- Bad weather
- Wild animal crossings
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and you seek compensation for damages as well as pain and suffering, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Polewski Law P.C. in Dallas, Texas to schedule a free consultation.