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Common secondary causes of a drunk driving accident

The primary cause of a drunk driving accident is simple to understand: a person got behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after having too much to drink.

While the main cause of the accident is easy to understand, there are secondary causes to become familiar with.

Some of the actions that can contribute to a drunk driving accident include:

-- Speeding

-- Failure to stop at a stop sign or traffic light

-- Failure to account for harsh weather conditions, such as rain or snow

-- Distracted driving, including but not limited to texting, speaking with passengers, or using the radio

-- Failure to obey traffic laws

There are times when a drunk driver avoids trouble with the law. There are also times when people drive drunk and cause an accident before they are pulled over by the authorities.

As a sober driver, you should attempt to keep your distance from anybody who appears to be drunk. For example, if you see a vehicle swerving and unable to stay in its lane, there is a good chance the driver is drunk. Keep your distance, but also make sure you contact police.

When a person is injured in a drunk driving accident, he or she needs to receive immediate medical treatment. From there, the person should take the time to learn more about the cause of the accident.

If you want to collect additional advice on this topic, our website is a good place to start. Our "Motor Vehicle Accident Information" webpage will help you better understand your situation.

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