We all know that Southern California drivers face the risk of being in a serious car accident every time they get behind the wheel. Perhaps it’s due to the population size of the area or even aggressive driving habits of other drivers. Even the the list of factors associated with car crashes is long, there appears to be four common causes.

Driver behavior is one of them. Studies indicate that 95 percent of motor vehicle accidents are linked to some level of driver behavior.

Poor road maintenance is another cause. Included in this category is debris on the road, potholes and obscured road signs.

The third common cause of Southern California car accidents is poor roadway design. Though, engineers take into account hazard visibility, surfaces, traffic control devices, flow of traffic and weather when designing streets and roads, they are not always perfect. These imperfections can lead to serious accidents.

The last common cause on the list includes equipment failure. In some instances, failing brakes and blown tires can result in a serious accident.

No matter the cause, a car accident can leave you or a loved one with a permanent injury.  You should seek legal advice. An experienced Santa Monica car accident attorney can help you build a strong case and receive the best settlement possible.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a California car accident, you should contact one of our experienced Santa Monica car accident attorneys at Steinberg at (800) 989-6385.


Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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