The Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in North Carolina and Virginia

Vehicle accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Once the cause of an accident is determined the ways in which the accident could have and should have been avoided can be shown.

The most common causes of motor vehicle accidents are:

  • Aggressive driving – tailgating, preventing another driver from passing, changing lanes frequently
  • Backing out without looking for oncoming traffic
  • Bad weather – slick surfaces, poor visibility, high wind, thunderstorms
  • Distractions – adjusting the radio channel, talking on the cell phone, trying to read a newspaper, texting.
  • Driver fatigue – try to share who drives. Pull over when you’re tired. According to the US National Traffic Safety Administration, driver fatigue causes 100,000 accidents each year
  • Drunk driving – driving while intoxicated or under the influence of narcotics
  • Failing to yield for pedestrians
  • Faulty traffic lights and poorly placed stop signs.
  • Improper or heavy loads – on top of and in back of the car.
  • Merging into traffic improperly
  • Tires that aren’t properly inflated
  • Violation of a motor vehicle law – speeding, failing to yield, running a red light, driving in the wrong lane

How our firm can help

Anyone who has been in an accident because of someone’s carelessness and who has received injuries, needs to have legal help. Contact Norfolk Injury Lawyer Joe Miller at or 888-694-1671 for more information on how to proceed, how to work with your doctors, and to determine whether you might have a significant recovery coming your way.