Man driving in Southern California avoiding a car accident

Hundreds of car accidents happen every day in California. Some collisions result from inclement weather, bad road conditions, or lack of vehicle maintenance. However, most car accidents in CA are the result of driver error. 

Car accidents result in severe injuries and significant property damage in many cases. If you’ve sustained injuries in a California car accident, contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. 

The car accident attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers help recover millions in car accident claims every year. We’re confident that we can help you and your family get the best possible result in your case as well. 

Contact us today for your free initial case evaluation. Continue reading to learn about the four leading causes of accidents below. 

Distracted Driving 

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five fatal accidents results from distracted driving in the U.S. The most common examples of distracted driving include: 

  • Texting while driving 
  • Using a navigation system or app 
  • Eating while driving
  • Talking on the phone or to passengers 
  • Adjusting climate controls
  • Daydreaming

The best way to avoid distracted driving is to get off the road before attempting to handle anything that will take your eyes, attention, or mind off the road. 


One-third of all car accidents involve speeding. Unfortunately, nearly 89 percent of all drivers admit to driving above the speed limit at some point. With that in mind, car accidents caused by speeding can result in the most devastating injuries and, in many cases, death. 

If you’ve suffered injuries due to another driver’s excessive speed, you may have a personal injury case for maximum compensation. Contact a car accident lawyer at Steinberg Injury Lawyers today to discuss the details of your case. 

Driving While Under The Influence 

Like speeding, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a factor in nearly 33 percent of all car accidents. Drinking alcohol or taking drugs impacts a person’s ability to respond to hazards, judge their speed, and make reasonable decisions while driving. 

If you’ve sustained injuries due to the negligence of an impaired driver, you may have a solid personal injury case. Contact us today to speak with a car accident lawyer you can trust. 

Reckless Driving 

Reckless driving is the willful or intentional disregard for the safety of others while driving a vehicle. It can include such examples as: 

  • Driving more than 20 miles over the speed limit
  • Participating in street racing 
  • Recklessly passing other vehicles on two-lane streets
  • Evading law enforcement 
  • Failing to yield the right of way

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Southern California Today

If you were in a car accident, you might be able to recover maximum compensation for your injuries and damages. 

The experienced car accident attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers are here to help you determine fault, assess the merits of your case, and seek the best possible outcome under the circumstances. 

Contact us today at 1-800-350-8888 for your free initial case evaluation. 

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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