For those involved in a traffic collision, recovery is often tough for a host of reasons. Not only do physical challenges arise for many victims, but emotional and financial hurdles are common as well. Sometimes, it is difficult for accident victims to understand why a driver caused an accident. While certain risk factors such as the use of alcohol are often easy to pinpoint, there are many other behaviors and risks that lead to collisions and they are not always easy to detect. For example, drowsiness and fatigue cause many crashes and drivers who are too tired to drive safely often become alert after causing an accident. 

There are multiple reasons why it is imperative to understand which factors played a role in a motor vehicle crash one was involved in. For starters, those involved in an accident must determine who was at fault and try to understand why the crash took place. If pursuing legal action, these factors often play a key role in the outcome of a case and a victim’s ability to secure compensation for their suffering. 

There are lots of other factors that play a role in car crashes, some of which are out of a driver’s control (such as icy roads). Unfortunately, many drivers use their phones while behind the wheel or they decide to drink and drive. It is imperative for those struck by drivers to do their best to uncover all factors that contributed to the crash, such as high speeds, distractions, alcohol use and drowsiness. Explore other parts of our site to read more.