Accidents happen for many reason. But more often than not, they are a result of reckless behavior or negligence. Here are some of the more common causes of accidents:
1. Bad Weather
In Atlanta, the average rainfall is 49.74 inches a year. If you’re driving on a particularly rainy day, there is a high risk of an accident.
Although you can’t blame the weather for your accident, you might be able to blame the other driver. In adverse conditions, drivers should proceed with more care and caution. If a driver is speeding or driving aggressively in bad weather, they could be liable for the accident.
2. Bad Roads
In some situations, another driver isn’t responsible for the accident. However, another entity might be. When the government fails to repair hazardous road conditions, they take the blame for the accident. This is also true for construction crews that leave roads with hazards on them or poor signage.
3. Drunk Driving
When driving on the weekends or at night, you need to be vigilant for drunk drivers. Drunk driving is a common cause of accidents and frequently involves fatalities. If a drunk driver causes your accident, you could file a personal injury claim against them.
4. Distracted Driving
Have you noticed how many drivers stare at their phones while they drive? Unfortunately, this isn’t a safe practice. It often results in accidents. In Georgia, there are laws in place to protect your from distracted drivers. You can seek compensation for your accident.
5. Aggressive Driving
Some accidents are results of aggressive driving. While rushing to get in front of the pack, a driver might cut you off or sideswipe your vehicle. This type of behavior is reckless, and the driver should be held accountable for their actions.