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Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Austin

High Risk on the Road

In cities such as Austin, Texas, and other densely populated areas, cars are the central mode of transportation, and, with millions of people out on the road every day, it should come as no surprise that roadway collisions are a extremely common. Although a collision is sometimes unavoidable, there are many defensive driving practices that can help drivers better control their vehicle and react more quickly to their surroundings. Some of these strategies include:

  • Always signaling when turning or changing lanes
  • Checking mirrors to increase visibility
  • Maintaining lane position
  • Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles
  • Avoiding distractions (such as eating or texting)

While many drivers in Austin and around central Texas practice these safe driving habits, there are still many others who do not.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Austin

When accidents occur in Austin, they often stem from one or more fairly common causes. Austin, auto accidents, for instance, often involve distracted drivers. When traffic gets heavy and comes to a standstill, drivers can often get bored and feel that they have time to fiddle with the radio or respond to a recently received text, but, once traffic starts to move again, distracted drivers can fail to properly pace their acceleration, ultimately causing a collision.

Distracted driving is one major cause of collisions on the highway, but even worse are accidents caused by drunk, or otherwise intoxicated drivers. The city of Austin supports a lively music community along with a variety of bars and clubs all throughout the downtown area. When patrons drink responsibly, they are free to have a good time and enjoy the nightlife, but when someone who's been drinking gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, the results are often disastrous. These examples are just a few of the more common causes of auto accidents in Austin.

First Steps Following an Auto Accident

Since many of the common causes of auto accidents in Austin are so prevalent, it makes sense that there are legal consequences for those who choose to participate in the risky behaviors that often result in auto collisions. However, despite clear legal precedent, victims of auto accidents must often prove their injuries as well as negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the offending individual. In cases such as these it is often beneficial for victims to hire an accident and injury lawyer to help them with their particular case.

Although some may feel that retaining a lawyer is unnecessary based on the circumstances of their individual accident, in actuality, it is often unwise to enter into a legal battle without a certified attorney handling important documents and evidence. Even if the case appears cut and dry, often times the offending party will hire counsel of their own to obscure the facts of the case. Additionally, statistics show that victims of auto accidents often receive greater compensation for damages and injuries when those victims have an experienced attorney representing them in court.

Let Carabin Shaw Help

At Carabin Shaw, our team of accident and injury lawyers has a proven record when it comes to securing large settlements for our clients. Our legal team has a reputation for its dedicated service to the central Texas community, and that is precisely how we came to be known as the premier Austin, car injury lawyers working in the field today.

So if you or someone you know has suffered from an automotive collision, feel free to give us a call. We'll start work on your case immediately and make sure that you get the money you need to fund your recovery. Contact our team today toll free at 800-862-1260 or locally at 512-832-1101. Offices located at 1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78701.

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