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Common Causes of Car Accidents

Posted on in Car Accidents

While there are some situations in which genuine accidents cause collisions, most car crashes occur because at least one party is negligent. One driver acts in a manner that puts all others on the road at risk of significant harm.

Negligence is any act that compromises the safety of others through one's recklessness or carelessness. To understand what legal rights may be available, understanding what negligent acts can cause car accidents may help in filing a lawsuit against the responsible party.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving occurs in multiple ways, including but not limited to the following:

  • Talking or texting on a cell phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Conversing with passengers
  • Reaching for the radio or console

By law, any action that takes your 1) eyes off the road; 2) hand off the wheel; or 3) focus off driving is a distraction. When a driver's actions result in a crash, he or she who is responsible for the injuries sustained because of the collision can be subject to lawsuits filed by all injured parties.


Speeding is not only illegal, but it is also dangerous to drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Speeding can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and make it difficult to stop at a traffic signal. Rear-end accidents, intersection crashes, and T-bone collisions are the most common results of someone speeding.

Drunk Driving

A significant amount of alcohol is enough to cause anyone to lose their senses. Drinking impacts decision-making, control, vision, and judgment. Once inebriation occurs, the driver can crash into others on the road, and those on the receiving end can suffer severe injuries.

How Our Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

Since 1962, our tenacious legal team has focused on protecting the rights of those injured because of someone else's negligent actions. We know how dangerous these situations can be. Those involved can suffer damages such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and more. We fight to help those people move forward.

At The Edwards Law Firm, you and your needs are our top priority. We want to help you pursue the outcome you need to recover. The compensation you recover can help with medical bills, damages to your property, and any future losses you may experience due to the crash. Let us be your voice.

Call us today at 361-698-7600.

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