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What Are the Leading Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents?

May 1, 2020

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Motor vehicle accidents. They happen everyday for a variety of reasons. Despite this, the commonality they all share is how significant and life-changing some of the injuries resulting from these types of accidents can be. An injury from an auto accident can result in missed time off work, expensive medical bills and continuing care, physical anguish and mental pain and suffering. At Quinn Logue, our attorneys understand just how traumatic these things can be and will work with you to hold the person responsible for your injuries accountable. Learn more about the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents below and how an experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover maximum compensation for the harm they caused you. 

Distracted Driving Accidents

A lot has changed in recent years. While distracted driving may have been one of the least contributing factors to motor vehicle accidents 15 years ago, it is now one of the most common. In Pennsylvania, there were over 14,000 accidents in 2012 that were the result of a distracted driver. While most commonly, we may attribute distracted driving to someone using their cell phone to take and receive calls or send text messages, distractions come in a variety of forms including eating, drinking, talking with other passengers, changing the radio station, using navigational tools, applying makeup and much more. 

Reckless Driving Accidents

If you’ve ever been cut off in traffic, you probably know how easy it is to get fired up while behind the wheel. While it’s normal to feel mild frustration at sitting in traffic or being cut off by another vehicle, reckless behavior behind the wheel can yield catastrophic results. The most common types of reckless driving includes:

  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Tailgating
  • Running red lights and/or failing to adhere to road laws

Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents are always preventable and unfortunately, they commonly result in fatal injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were over 10,000 drunk driving-related accidents in 2016 that resulted in death. These horrific numbers accounted for 28% of all traffic fatalities in the United States. 

Drunk driving accidents can also result in severe, life-changing injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • And more

Contact A Personal Injury Attorney for a Consultation About Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case in Pennsylvania

Were you or a loved one injured due to a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania? Then you need to talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible for guidance on how to proceed. The Pittsburgh personal injury attorneys at Quinn Logue, LLC, are prepared to assist you with your legal claim. We represent victims of motor vehicle accidents throughout Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh and Scranton. Call us today at 412-765-3800 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation. Our main office is located at 200 First Ave., 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, and we also have offices in Scranton.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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