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The Most Common Causes of Connecticut Car Accidents

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Connecticut personal injury lawyerStatistics show that the majority of drivers will be involved in at least three car accidents during their “driving lifetime.” All too often, a safe and courteous driver finds themselves the victim of someone else’s negligence on the road. Car accident victims can suffer any number of personal injuries and property damage, and Connecticut law says they deserve to be compensated for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

There are many reasons why drivers are negligent behind the wheel. Some of the most commonly cited causes for vehicle accidents include the following.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents in this country. While it is illegal to text and drive, many people still do it anyway and end up causing car accidents, leaving victims with serious and fatal injuries.

But fiddling with a cellphone is not the only way that a driver could be distracted while behind the wheel. Drivers could be distracted by others in the vehicle with them (i.e., children talking, talking passengers, dog barking, etc.), eating or drinking while driving, or searching for items that are on the floor, in the glovebox, or are in a purse or backpack.

Fatigued Driving

We live in a society where many people just do not get enough sleep. This fatigue shows up in our everyday lives, especially behind the wheel. Many drivers are so tired as they are driving that they not only lose focus of what is going on around them, they actually fall asleep behind the wheel.


Most people speed as some point when they are driving; sometimes it is to pass another vehicle, sometimes it is done unintentionally without realizing they are going faster than what is legally allowed. However, there are unsafe drivers out there who make it a habit of driving at unsafe speeds.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs

When a driver decides to get behind the wheel while in an intoxicated state, they are not only breaking the law, but they are placing themselves and other drivers at risk of injury or death.

Contact a Metro New York Area Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a Greenwich, CT car accident attorney to find out what legal options you may have for collecting financial compensation for the losses your injuries have caused. Call Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC at 203-661-6000 to schedule a free consultation.




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