There are countless reasons why an auto accident involving a car, a motorcycle or truck occurs, and to attempt to list them all would be impossible. But there are common causes that appear more than others, and depending on whether the at-fault party was driving a car, a truck or motorcycle, the likely causes are different. Keep in mind, certain causes transcend all types of vehicular accidents, regardless of what kind of vehicle the at-fault party was driving. When dealing with car accidents, the top reasons for an accident include following too closely, travelling at an unsafe speed, improper lane change, intoxication, unsafe turns (primarily left-hand turns) into oncoming traffic, failing to yield to traffic signals (i.e., running through a stop-sign or red light) and inattentive driving (such as using a cell phone or texting). To view the top vehicle-code violations, see Top 4 CA Vehicle Code Violations Resulting in Injury Accidents. When dealing with truck (i.e., “big rigs”) crashes, the top reasons for accidents include those reasons listed above, in addition to the driver’s failure to ensure their cargo was properly secured, underestimating the distance necessary to complete a turn safely, failure to take scheduled rests and in turn falling asleep at the wheel on long trips, loss of control due to a tire blow-out, and overloading the truck with cargo that should have been delivered with a second truck.
Motorcycle accidents, where the motorcyclist is at-fault, typically result from the motorcyclist’s attempt to drive in between vehicles at an unsafe speed, driving too fast for conditions, or show-boating (i.e., racing, popping “wheelies,” etc.). When the motorcycle accident results due to the fault of another driver, the number one reason is because the other driver failed to see the motorcycle before changing lanes or pulling into traffic (see Motorcycle Accidents: Increased Risk of Injury and Death). At the end of the day, the cause of the car, truck or motorcycle accident is of minimal importance compared to the often-times extensive and life-changing pain and suffering or death (see Wrongful Death Actions in California) from such accidents invariably cause. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed due to the negligence of another driver, contact our auto accident attorney today for a free consultation and learn about The Steven Dhillon Law Firm’s extensive history of protecting injury victims’ rights and obtaining maximum compensation on their behalf.