There are many factors that contribute to the likelihood of a motor vehicle collision occurring. Driver behavior and reckless choices are some of the most common reasons for car crashes, and there may be certain age groups and specific demographics that are more likely than others to be involved in these types of events. Understanding the factors that contribute to crashes may help with prevention, and it may lead to safer roads for all Texas motorists.
When drivers make poor decisions behind the wheel, innocent people can suffer. A moment of distraction, driving over the speed limit or just one reckless choice could result in a crash that may cause devastating, life-altering or fatal injuries. All drivers are responsible for the choices they make behind the wheel, and they are accountable for how these choices impact others. If you are a victim of the reckless or negligent choices of another driver, there could be legal options available to you.
Bad choices and dangerous driving habits
Younger drivers have less experience, and there is an assumption that they may be more likely to make risky and dangerous choices while they are behind the wheel. Statistics indicate that approximately 11% of car accident fatalities involved a driver who was 20 years old or younger. However, dangerous driving does not only involve younger drivers as there is significant evidence to suggest that drivers of all ages make dangerous choices. Consider the following facts about car accidents:
- The demographic with the most fatalities is the one for drivers aged 25 to 34.
- Approximately 30% of all accidents involving teen drivers are alcohol-related.
- Men are more likely to die in car accidents than children.
- When polled, 80% of both men and women admitted to driving aggressively.
- The most serious motor vehicle crashes take place between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and midnight.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you may be suffering due to the reckless and negligent actions of another person. You may benefit from seeking an explanation of the legal options available to you regarding a potential civil claim. This course of action may provide you a way to seek compensation for your losses, pursue justice and hold the responsible parties accountable for your pain and suffering. After an accident, you will benefit from taking quick action to protect your interests.