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Causes of Car Accidents

Car Accident Causes


At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we have experience representing clients injured in many different types of car accidents. We understand how to aggressively negotiate a fair and just settlement for injury victims hurt in DUI wrecks, hit-and-run accidents and other types of roadway accidents. If you or a loved one were injured in an auto accident, don't hesitate to contact an experienced Santa Rosa personal injury attorney at our office. A delay may affect your rights to pursue compensation.


Each car accident is unique, but there are some common causes. Across the nation, driver distraction is often found to be a factor in rear-end collisions. Distraction appears to be a growing problem in the age of cell phones and other portable devices. Many states, including California, have passed laws prohibiting people from sending or reading text messages while driving.

Other common causes of car accidents include:

  • Driving while asleep, or fatigued driving
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving

No matter what the cause, a car accident can result in serious injuries. Unfortunately, the insurance companies may try to low-ball your claim or deny your claim altogether. Don't let the insurance companies push you around. Let an experienced car accident lawyer represent you. Show them you mean business!


Negligence is often found to be an underlying cause of many of the car accidents that occur in the state of California, and Santa Rosa is not excluded from this list. From the driver of another vehicle, to the bicyclist on the side of the road, to a nearby pedestrian, any number of people could be responsible for the personal injury accident in which you were involved. For this reason, it is extremely important that the attorney you choose to represent your case is prepared to look into every possible detail when investigating the cause of the collision.

At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, our Santa Rosa personal injury lawyers are accustomed to committing a great attention to detail and lengthy amounts of time into the investigative processes that are conducted after an accident. In this way, we can best ensure that no possible cause has gone unnoticed in our research of your case. Included in the factors that we will look at for evidence are police reports, witness statements, and state traffic laws. Among the signs of negligence that will be on our radar include:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Disobeying traffic signals and road signs
  • Failing to signal while turning or making a lane change
  • Driving well above or below the posted speed limit for the area
  • Discounting weather conditions or traffic patterns

Acts of negligence, such as those described above, can significantly impair a driver's ability to safely operate his or her vehicle. Furthermore, such acts of negligence can also make it difficult for other drivers on the road to effectively avoid the dangerous driving habits of the negligent driver. All of these are points that can be made on your behalf in a case that is brought against the defendant.


The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman has been serving clients in California since 1957. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims obtain justice. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We're ready to answer your questions and discuss your legal options. We answer the phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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