Driving along the highways in California can be a dangerous endeavor. There are many things that can lead to car wrecks, so knowing these may help you to avoid a crash. If you are in a wreck, there’s a good chance that one of these reasons is behind the crash.

Drivers who aren’t being cautious can lead to crashes. This includes drivers who are:

  • Distracted
  • Fatigued
  • Impaired
  • Speeding
  • Reckless

The issue with all of these accident causes is that they are totally preventable. There isn’t any good reason why any driver should allow those behaviors. It’s always best to find alternative transportation if you can’t drive safely by fully focusing on your duties. While you’re driving, you should watch for signs that other drivers aren’t being safe. These include:

  • Weaving between lanes
  • Driving too fast or slow for conditions
  • Failing to use turn signals
  • Almost hitting roadside objects
  • Not obeying traffic signs and signals

It’s also possible that a mechanical issue led to the crash. Motor vehicle components might fail or be defective. Both problems can cause a crash. For example, the brakes of the vehicle might not work properly, which could prevent a driver from stopping. Or, a wheel could come off the vehicle and cause the driver to lose control. 

Victims of car wrecks can have considerable medical bills and other financial damages to deal with. They may opt to turn to a claim for compensation to try to recover the damages from the wreck. Filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court can help them to accomplish this, but there are time limits to how long you have to file your claim. Because of this, swift action is necessary.