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Common Causes of Accidents in Personal Injury Cases

The personal injury attorneys at Krause Golomb and Witcher have more than 50 years of experience helping individuals and families receive compensation for their injuries and financial losses.  During that amount of time, our law firm has noticed there are common causes for each of the different types of accidents we handle. As an experienced personal injury law firm, we handle a vast array of cases such as auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, airline accidents, as well as many more.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Millions of people drive in this country every day. Since driving a car is considered a normal daily activity, there is a tendency for people to become complacent or a bit careless while operating a car. As soon drivers become less attentive or driving habits become riskier, there is a greater chance that accidents will occur. Some of the most reported reasons for auto accidents are:

  • Using cell phones
  • Driver fatigue
  • Applying makeup
  • Eating
  • Drunk driving or drug use
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving (i.e. cut other cars off, weaving in and out of lanes)


Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Due to the commercial nature of truck driving, there are more stringent federal regulations in place to monitor the actions of drivers and truck companies. Causes of truck accidents tend to stem from a truck driver or trucking company’s lack of compliance with federal regulations. There are a number of factors that can contribute to truck accidents, such as:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving drunk or under the influence of other substances
  • Cargo not properly secured on the truck
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Aggressive driving
  • Tire blowouts
  • Lack of driving training
  • Driving more than the mandatory hour limits set by federal regulations


Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are particularly prone to suffering injuries in accidents because they don’t have any barriers or a vehicle to protect their bodies when an accident happens.

Reasons for motorcycle accidents are:

  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Limited visibility
  • Defective motorcycle parts
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Lose control of the motorcycle


Airline Accidents

Airline accidents are usually very serious and often lead to fatalities. Airline accidents tend to occur as a result of:

  • Design defects
  • Defective airplane parts
  • Poor maintenance and lack of inspections
  • Pilot error
  • Air traffic control error


Contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, contact our Atlanta injury lawyers at 404.835.8080. We offer free initial consultations. A consultation will give us the opportunity to review your case and address questions you may have. We are dedicated to helping injury victims resolve their problems by offering quality legal services.


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