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Can divorce lead to an auto accident?

When people decide that the time to bring their marriage to an end has come, they may face numerous hurdles. From a bitter custody dispute to disagreements regarding the division of marital property, spousal support, or child support payments, divorce can be contentious for many reasons. Furthermore, these stressors can have an emotional impact on people that should not be overlooked. In fact, there is evidence to support that divorce can actually increase the likelihood of a motor vehicle accident.

When a collision occurs on a two-track road

Drivers have to keep an eye out for hazards in all sorts of situations, whether they find themselves behind the wheel during a snow storm or are driving during 4 of July celebrations. However, there are less common accidents that can also pose serious risks, such as those which take place on a two-track road. Driving on two-track roads can be dangerous for a number of reasons and, as with all other places, drivers should be aware of the risks they face.

Auto accidents and debris on the road

We have been over many motor vehicle wreck causes (drunk driving, speeding, etc.) on our blog. It is important to point out that some hazards are less common but also very concerning. For example, a traffic accident may occur as a result of debris on the road. Sometimes, this debris is left behind by careless people, while some is the result of nature. For example, a heavy windstorm could knock down a tree limb onto the road. As a driver, it is essential for you to be mindful of these hazards and take proper action in the event a crash occurs.

Handheld devices and traffic crashes

When it comes to the reasons why traffic accidents happen, there are all sorts of causes, from the use of mind-altering substances behind the wheel to recklessly exceeding the speed limit. However, distracted driving is especially problematic. People become distracted in all sorts of ways, but handheld devices are particularly concerning. Unfortunately, many motor vehicle collisions have been caused by someone using their smartphone or tablet while driving a vehicle.

When do most deadly crashes occur?

For those who are concerned about the likelihood of a deadly accident taking place, there are many different factors to review, such as the prevalence of drunk driving and the ways in which poor weather conditions can affect the roads. However, it may be a good idea to look at accidents and when they occur more frequently based on the time of week and the time of day. Fatal accidents can take place at any time, but there are certain periods when the likelihood of such an accident may be even greater.

What are some risky behaviors that teen drivers may exhibit?

When a young person first receives his or her driver’s license, they are likely to be very excited and look forward to their new-found freedom. However, this can lead to concerns from their parents, who should be aware of the different risks associated with driving at a young age. Whether you are the parent of a teen driver or are a young driver yourself, it is important to understand and avoid some of the risky behaviors that some people exhibit behind the wheel.

On-the-job traffic accidents

People are involved in accidents for all sorts of reasons, whether they are hit by someone who is intoxicated or collide head-on with another vehicle because the driver lost control due to ice on the road. Sometimes, people find themselves in a crash during their commute to work in the morning or on their way home during rush hour. Moreover, an accident may occur while someone is on-the-job, whether they drive a taxi or large truck or are driving around in a company vehicle.

Scarring after a collision

The consequences of a car crash vary from one accident to the next. Sometimes, those involved are fortunate to walk away without suffering any injuries, while others claim lives and leave victims with permanent disabilities. Moreover, there are many ways in which accident victims may suffer beyond broken bones or mental trauma. For example, someone who is involved in a collision might have scarring that has a negative impact on their life in multiple ways.

What are some common examples of distracted driving?

There are many different dangerous behaviors that drivers exhibit on roads across the country, such as choosing to operate a vehicle while intoxicated or reaching reckless speeds. Many drivers know that these behaviors are unacceptable but continue to drive irresponsibly regardless. However, there are other dangerous behaviors that drivers may not recognize. In fact, even those who are very serious about safe driving might find themselves putting lives at risk when they are behind the wheel. With distracted driving, the risk of a motor vehicle crash can be significantly higher and it is vital for drivers to be aware of the different ways this problem occurs.

When you collide with another vehicle’s trailer

Some traffic wrecks only involve one vehicle, while others involve multiple drivers, such as a crash which happened because a driver attempted to switch lanes without looking. The details surrounding a motor vehicle collision vary from one crash to the next, but the consequences can be disastrous regardless. If you have found yourself in an accident that involved another driver’s trailer, you may want to review your legal options if you believe their carelessness or negligence caused the accident. Moreover, it is important for all drivers to be aware of the potential risks that trailers pose every time they get in their vehicles.

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