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Common Causes of Car Accidents in Tampa, FL


Car accidents are dangerous and can result in devastating, life-changing injuries. There are so many reasons that a car accident can take place. Regardless of the cause, you can fight to hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries. Team up with Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, P.A for your car accident case. Our Tampa car accident lawyers are familiar with these types of injury cases and can help you fight for compensation. While there are a wide range of factors that can cause a car accident, some of the most common causes include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving & speeding
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Weather factors

Many accidents on the road are avoidable simply by driving defensively and paying attention. Driver distraction is one of the leading causes and can occur in many ways. Distraction can be categorized in three ways; visual, cognitive and manual. Visual distractions would involve anything that the driver would look at rather than the road such as; a map, a phone or another accident. Cognitive distractions include anything that requires the driver's thought. Things such as a conversation with someone else in the car or a phone call. Lastly, manual distractions include things that take the driver's hands off of the wheel. This could be changing the radio or reaching for something in the car. It only takes a few seconds of distraction to cause an accident. Drunk driving is another leading cause and this can also affect the driver's attention ability. Reaction times and focus abilities suffer when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Have you suffered from an injury due to a car accident in Florida? Contact a Tampa personal injury attorney from Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, P.A for help in your case. We can handle the legal aspects while you focus on recovering from the accident and injuries.

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