When you are involved in a car accident, everything happens so fast, it is often impossible to prepare for every eventuality. There are many common causes of car accidents, which it would be advisable to avoid, if possible. Car accidents are the leading cause of serious injury in the Georgia today. If you suffered an injury in an accident, Atlanta personal injury attorney, Laurie S. Robbins, can help you sort through all the details of your accident to prepare for a personal injury lawsuit.
Some of the common causes include:
- Excessive speed
- Faulty parts or equipment
- Adverse weather conditions
- Alcohol or drugs
- Driver distraction
You can control your own driving behavior and limit issues that may lead to an accident. A properly maintained vehicle, attention to road conditions, and limiting distractions will help keep you safe. Unfortunately, you cannot account for other people with whom you are sharing the road. You must drive defensively in order to protect yourself and your family.
Should you find yourself in an accident, admit no guilt to anyone. You do not want any statement you make to be used against you. Write down your version of the events, this, in conjunction with the police statement will be important to winning any personal injury case.