April 24, 2022

Top 5 Ways Drivers Lose Control of Their Vehicle

Driving down the road or highway, it does not matter what time of day or night you are operating a vehicle, you should stay alert and follow the rules of the road. This is important under the law and to stay safe. Even the most seasoned driver can lose control of their car and rather quickly end up crashing with another vehicle or object. Pedestrians too can be involved in a crash when a driver no longer can control the direction of their vehicle.

In some instances, the driver who loses control of their car and hits another party may not be liable for the resulting damages. Most of the time, though, this is not the case. Determining liability depends on examining the details of how the accident took place. If you were in a Mississippi car accident, please call the Jackson car accident attorneys at Germany Law Firm, PLLC. Connecting with a legal professional as soon as possible after an accident can increase the chances of maximum recovery.

The Leading Causes of Out-of-Control Car Accidents

, Top 5 Ways Drivers Lose Control of Their Vehicle, Germany Law Firm PLLCThere are several reasons why a person may lose control of their vehicle and crash. The following represent the leading five causes:

  1. Driving while inebriated on drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both makes it much more difficult to operate a car effectively and safely. Reaction time is slowed with concentration and visibility diminished. An intoxicated driver could have alcohol or illicit substances in their system, but they could also have legitimately prescribed drugs. Either way, if there is a substance in your body that alters your ability to function with control, you should not drive.
  2. Driver fatigue can lead a person to unknowingly nod off while behind the wheel which can result in their car careening off of the road. Also, even if a driver doesn’t fall asleep, their ability to be attentive to their surroundings will be drastically reduced. So, if a hazard does unexpectedly come up, they are more vulnerable to not having the capacity to react appropriately to the change in the environment they experience.
  3. If the road is wet and slick, the car’s tires may not be able to functionally grip the asphalt. This lack of interaction with the road means a driver will have reduced braking and maneuvering abilities.
  4. Defective car parts or design can be no fault of the driver themself but of the manufacturer or the production company that made the malfunctioning design.
  5. When roads are not properly maintained, meaning they have potholes, uneven surfaces, or other dangerous issues are present a driver who is not able to successfully veer away from them can damage their car if they run through one of these perilous areas.

Speak with a Jackson Car Accident Attorney Today

Injuries after a Jackson car accident can be severe and require intensive medical treatment, therapy, medication, and time away from work. There are many costly damages that a victim could face after a crash which is why getting the most from a personal injury claim is vital. To schedule a free consultation with the Jackson personal injury attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC, please call (601) 487-0555. 

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