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The Four Most Common Causes Of Multi-Vehicle Collisions

Several incidents have occurred on local roadways due to recent ice storms and wintry weather in Tennessee, as drivers lose control of their vehicles on slick, treacherous roads. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nine hundred eleven deaths happened on Tennessee roadways. According to IIHS statistics, there were 995 vehicle crashes in Tennessee in 2013, with 444 being multiple vehicle incidents.

Multiple car collisions are caused by various factors, including slick, hazardous road conditions caused by ice storms and other extreme weather. 

Speed:

Drivers going at fast speeds which do not maintain a safe driving distance from the vehicle in front of them may be astonished when they come across a car traveling considerably slower than they are, leaving them no time to respond before crashing.

Distraction Driving:

Distracted driving is gradually displacing drunk driving as the top cause of automobile accidents among younger drivers. The drivers may take their eyes off the road for a fraction of a second to send a text message, but they are unaware that the automobile is still moving at high speeds. Aside from cell phones, other distractions include eating, drinking, altering the radio knobs, and even taking photographs while driving.

Drowsy Drivers:

Drivers who sleep behind the wheel may be much more dangerous than those who have consumed too much alcohol. If a driver falls asleep at the wheel while their foot is still on the gas pedal, the automobile may collide with the vehicle in front of them or swerve out of their lane, colliding with cars to the left or right.

Conditions Of The Weather:

Multiple automobile accidents can be caused by fog, smoke, and dust storms that reduce visibility and snow, severe rain, and ice that make the road surface slick. 

If you are involved in a multi-vehicle accident, call your insurance provider as soon as possible after seeking any required medical assistance. Due to the contradictory stories of what transpired, determining guilt in a multi-vehicle collision can be difficult. Contact a personal injury law firm such as Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC if you have sustained significant injuries and want to know how much your case is worth.

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