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More Outside Distractions That Cause Auto Accidents

In our last blog, we talked about some of the distractions that can be going on outside of your vehicle that may cause a car accident. There were so many of them we, thought that we would talk about more in this blog. Although these are not all of the things that can distract you, they are things to be aware of when you are driving so that you do not end up in an auto accident.

Other Cars

Have you ever been driving along, minding your own business, when a car comes out of nowhere and does something crazy? Maybe they are weaving in and out of traffic. Maybe they decide that it is ok for them to turn right from the left lane. Whatever the situation is, we are now focusing on that person and not what we are doing. Our attention is no longer on the car in front of us, slowing down. Our attention is focused on the crazy driver. We are thinking about how they are going to cause an accident and then it happens, except it’s you that causes it.


This one is not so obvious when you think of distractions. We look at our surroundings all of the time, right? When we are driving, especially on long drives or out sight seeing, we tend to get carried away in what we are looking at and forget about driving. Whether it is mountains, animals or a skyscraper, taking your eyes off the road for just a second can cause a car accident.

Construction Sites

If someone isn’t paying attention to the road like they should be, a construction zone can sneak up on them. They could be going too fast and not see the break lights from the car in front of them. Even worse, they can end up hitting one of the workers or run into some of the machinery.

No matter how you got into your car accident, the lawyers at Rice McGowan will do everything they can to help you get the money you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation.

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