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Car accidents: who is at fault?

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2017 | Uncategorized |

The topic of car accidents is one most would rather avoid, especially when they pose significant threats to safety. Yet some of the differences between minor bumper collisions and fatal crashes can be found in the distractions of drivers themselves. All individuals travelling on Mississippi roadways have the right to safety, and when that safety is jeopardized, individuals can take action against negligent drivers. 

They happen everyday, but why at such high volumes? Business Insider takes a closer look at common causes of fatal car accidents that affect thousands each day. Using a study by the Auto Insurance Center, Insider discloses that wrecks in most states are due to failure to keep in the proper lane. Other common causes included:

  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Not adjusting to road surface
  • Driving on wrong side of road
  • Improper turn 

Mississippi’s most common cause of fatal accidents was the failure to yield right of way. Drunken driving, inclement weather and speeding were among other common causes of fatal accidents on the road.    

In addition, Findlaw shares that automobile accidents can account for most personal injury claims in America, with millions of crashes occurring each year. Courts generally govern cases involving car accidents by the law of negligence, as all citizens are expected to exercise safe driving practices. Sometimes, drivers experience difficulty in determining who, exactly, was negligent in an accident. While deciding who is at fault is one matter, others experience problems deciphering what road rule was broken by the other driver involved.