Causes of Car Accidents

What Causes Car Accidents?

Tragically, most car accidents are caused by negligence, which means that collisions could have been prevented if the motorists who caused them were driving safely. While other factors can lead to car crashes, if the accident resulted because of negligence on the part of one or more drivers, victims have the right to seek financial compensation.

Read on or watch the helpful video below to learn more about the common causes of car accidents in Philadelphia.

Accidents Caused by Driver Negligence

The majority of car accidents are caused by driver negligence of some kind, including:

  • Driving while distracted - talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, talking to a passenger, texting, putting on make-up, eating, drinking, etc.
  • Speeding or racing
  • Reckless driving
  • Tired driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Rubbernecking - taking one's attention off the road and looking at another accident that has already occurred
  • Violating a traffic law - following too closely, running a red light, improper lane change, failing to yield the right of way, improper passing, etc.

Other Factors of Car Crashes

Other potential causes of car accidents may include:

  • Improperly designed, constructed or maintained roadways
  • Faulty traffic lights
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Defective auto parts

Choose Experienced Legal Guidance for Your Claim

Determining the cause of a car accident is one of the most important parts of the service that a Philadelphia accident attorney provides. In handling your insurance claim or lawsuit, your attorney will need to prove what caused the accident in order to prove what party should be held responsible for your medical bills and other damages.

Make sure you have an experienced lawyer at your side to help determine and prove what caused your car accident. At the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr we take care to provide our clients with the personalized attention and dedicated legal help they need in these matters. We take the time to conduct a full investigation and work with accident reconstruction professionals, economists, medical care professionals and expert witnesses to determine what caused the car accident and then prove that the other driver is liable.

The goal is always to seek justice and recover the highest possible settlement or jury award on our clients' behalf. Contact a Philadelphia car accident lawyer at our firm today to learn more about potential causes of car accidents and how we can help determine what led to your injuries.