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Causes of Car Accidents

Common Causes of a Car Accident in Fort Lauderdale

Car accidents can result from a large number of circumstances including drunk drivers, reckless driving, distracted drivers, speeding, defective auto products and dangerous road conditions. If you would like to know more about the common causes of accidents, speak with a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney. Our firm has exceptional resources to call upon, such as independent accident investigators, if you need to establish liability in a car accident injury claim.

Reckless Driving

One of the most common causes of all automobile accidents is reckless driving. Reckless or negligent driving places all those who share the highway, street or road in danger. Drivers who operate their vehicles with excessive speed, or weave in and out of traffic pose a serious hazard to other drivers on the road. At high speeds it much more difficult to react in time to unexpected events such as abrupt stops or another vehicle changing lanes.

Weather Conditions

Another significant contributor to automobile accidents is the weather. Even a light rain can make roads dangerously slick, which can cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle. Heavy rain can drastically reduce a driver's range of vision. Reduced visibility coupled with slippery roads and a driver who fails to travel at a safe speed in such conditions can lead to deadly or fatal car accidents.


While not as immediately apparent as recklessness or adverse weather conditions, a tired or fatigued driver is the underlying cause of many serious accidents, particularly those involving commercial trucks. An automobile has an immense potential for harm if not kept under control. Tiredness reduces a driver's reaction time in a similar manner to alcohol consumption . In the event of a sudden change in the traffic pattern, a tired driver may not notice the changes around him or her, resulting in an accident.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

The attorneys at Weinstein & Scharf, P.A., have over 70 years of combined experience in filing claims in all kinds of car accident cases. With our knowledge and proven experience, we will be able to assist you no matter what the circumstances of your accident may have been.

Contact us today at (954) 800-8604,

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