Car accidents are caused by many different things, and some of those things
are much more common than others. When you consider the many various dangers
that drivers must learn to contend with while driving, it should come
as little surprise that certain things are harder to overcome than others,
and a result lead to more accidents. Here are four of the most common
causes of car accidents here in Alaska.
Distractions while behind the wheel are one of the three largest causes
of accidents anywhere in the country, and Alaska is no exception to this
rule. Today, drivers are more distracted than ever thanks to many of the
“convenience” features in cars, cell phones, radio advertisements,
navigation systems, and more. If you want to avoid an accident, eliminate
as many distractions as possible to prevent them from taking away your
attention while you’re behind the wheel.
Reckless driving causes a wide variety of car accidents simply because
the driver operating their vehicle negligently often loses control of
it and winds up crashing into other drivers, property, or many other things.
Speeding, changing lanes without signaling, turning too sharp, failing
to yield, and other behaviors could all be considered an “unsafe
maneuver,” and many of them are illegal and could result in fines
if you’re cited for them because of this danger.
Poor Weather Conditions
Alaska is no stranger to rough weather, particularly when winter rolls
around. Icy roads, heavy snowfall, limited visibility, and more are all
pretty common conditions to have to battle through when you need to get
where you need to go. However, just because we’re used to driving
in these conditions doesn’t make them any less of a factor in causing
Drunk driving is a major cause of car accidents anywhere, and Alaska is
no exception. Drivers who have had a few too many drinks and then get
behind the wheel have their ability to make key decisions impaired, their
reaction times slowed, and their ability to judge distances significantly
hindered. Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car accident fatalities
each year, and unfortunately many of the accidents that cause these tragedies
Our Wasilla car accident lawyers can help you if you’ve been injured
in a car accident! Call Denali Law Group today at 907-357-5297 to
request a case evaluation.