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Causes of Car Accidents in Pasadena, CA

Personal Auto Accident Attorneys in Pasadena Fighting to Protect Your Rights

At Tedford & Associates, we protect the rights of auto accident victims. Turning attention from the steering wheel and the road even for an instant increases a driver's risk of an accident. Even with laws in place that prohibit texting while driving, the practice continues, as demonstrated by national studies that report more accidents caused by texting and driving than any other distraction. Accessing the Internet, emailing, and making and taking phone calls are also major contributors.

So are dealing with children, reaching for an object, eating and drinking, and putting on a headset or adjusting an earpiece. The list of possible distractions goes on: changing radio stations, adjusting the temperature, or programming a GPS. Any of these actions can cause a driver to not have enough time to react appropriately and safely to traffic conditions. Furthermore, fatigue can cause a driver to not see slowed or stopped traffic ahead, which can lead to a head-on collision or other types of impact with one or more vehicles.

Call (626) 325-0142 today to get in touch with a Pasadena auto accident lawyer.

Road Rage Causes Injuries & Kills

Some attribute the advent of the term "road rage" to California because it was first used on a radio station in the late 1980s. It is an extreme form of aggressive driving that can cause catastrophic injuries, and death.

Road rage can involve:

  • Racing
  • Tailgating
  • Cutting in front of other drivers
  • Intentional braking and sudden stops
  • Ignoring signs and regulations
  • Assaulting other drivers
  • Gesturing in an inappropriate manner
  • Flashing lights and sounding the horn aggressively
  • Issuing threats

An experienced Pasadena car accident attorney can help you establish that the driver who struck you was negligent and pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Reckless Driving Could Result in Criminal Charges

California law defines reckless driving as willfully and wantonly disregarding the safety of others while driving a vehicle. Anyone charged with reckless driving could face imprisonment and fines. The AAA Foundation reports that speeding results in one-third of all fatal auto accidents.

Aggressive and reckless driving includes:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Running red lights
  • Sudden lane changes
  • Illegal turns and U-turns
  • Sudden stops
  • Wrong-way driving
  • Failure to signal

Drunk Driving Accidents

When drivers swerve into another lane, drive too fast or recklessly ignore signs, they invite danger on the road. If these drivers have a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent or more, they have violated California law. If a drunk driver causes an accident injuring others, additional criminal penalties apply.

Vehicle Defects Can Cause a Driver to Lose Control

Tire blowout, faulty brakes, and transmission malfunctions are all vehicle defects that can cause any driver to lose control and get in an accident. At Tedford & Associates, we determine the cause of your accident, and if we identify a vehicle defect, we are prepared to bring a products liability suit on your behalf.

Highway Defects Pose Threats

California roadways are not without their challenges. Potholes, road construction, road obstructions and poorly maintained roads can cause accidents. These conditions are not always visible, especially at night, and drivers may have little time to react appropriately.

Rely on over 35+ years of legal experience if you are a car accident victim in Los Angeles County. Since 1994, Tedford & Associates in Pasadena has been helping victims of auto accidents reclaim their lives with compensation gained through settlement or verdict. Let us do the same for you. Call us and tell us about your situation during your risk-free, complimentary consultation during normal business hours or early morning, evening or weekend hours by arrangement. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you pay us no attorney fees upfront.

Contact us to speak to a skilled Pasadena auto accident attorney from Tedford & Associates.

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