3 reasons for the increase in fatal accidents

On Behalf of | Feb 29, 2024 | Motor vehicle accidents |

In recent years, there has been an increase in fatal accidents in the United States. Despite advances in auto safety technology, it appears that the roads are getting to be more dangerous.

There are numerous reasons why this is happening, and it’s important for drivers to understand the risks that they face. To that end, here are three of the most common reasons.

1. Distracted driving

Driving distractions are very common. Many accidents happen because drivers are trying to use their cell phones while they drive. Even though this practice has been legally banned in Connecticut, many drivers will still do it – sometimes because they are addicted to their phones.

2. Impaired driving

Another common issue is driving under the influence. Usually, this happens when someone has been drinking alcohol. But there are also drivers who are under the influence of drugs and other substances. For instance, even some prescription drugs that can be used legally instruct those users not to operate heavy machinery – and that includes driving a car.

3. Dangerous driving habits

Finally, it appears that some drivers just have dangerous habits that they engage in consistently. They break the speed limit. They drive without a seatbelt. They make aggressive lane changes. They tailgate other drivers. When people drive like this, it’s just a matter of time until they get involved in an accident.

Have you been injured in an accident caused by one of these drivers? If so, you need to know about your legal options to seek compensation. It may help you significantly, as potential damages include things like medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.