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Common Reasons that Car Accidents Occur

Car accidents are responsible for thousands of serious injuries every year. They can occur for a variety of reasons, but when they occur due to negligence, victims may be able to recover through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. Determining why a car accident occurred is essential in establishing fault, and therefore liability, in a car accident. As a result, it is extremely important for anyone who has been involved in a car accident to consult with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Be sure to retain an attorney prior to discussing the accident with any representatives of an insurance company. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are available to help you protect your rights and recover compensation for your losses.

Car accidents can occur for many reasons, but there are some that are much more common than others. Some of the most common causes of auto accidents include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Driver error
  • Equipment failure
  • Failure to signal
  • Sudden stops
  • Faulty brakes
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Improper vehicle maintenance

These are just a few of the reasons that car accidents may occur, and it is extremely important that you have the circumstances of your case reviewed by an experienced car accident attorney.  In addition, car accident victims should be certain to have a complete medical evaluation performed by a professional as soon as possible after the accident. This will ensure that your injuries are properly diagnosed and documented, potentially making it easier to establish liability and damages. Finally be sure to document as much information as possible regarding the incident, including taking photos of the scene if possible and collecting contact information from any witnesses.

Contact a Clayton County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are seasoned personal injury attorneys who understand how to handle car accident cases efficiently and successfully. We pride ourselves in obtaining the best possible result for each client we represent. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia