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Causes of Catastrophic Car Accidents

Car crashes stand as one of the leading categories of catastrophic accident in the United States. After all, driving a car is arguably the most dangerous activity that most Americans partake in daily. And their consequences can be devastating. Vehicular accidents can result in all manner of catastrophic injuries, such as amputation, disfigurement, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries have longstanding impacts on the victim’s ability to lead a fulfilling life. With this in mind, here are some of the most common causes of catastrophic car accidents.

Causes of Catastrophic Car Accidents

Car crashes are one of the leading causes of catastrophic accidents in the United States. Here is what causes them.

Drunk Driving

Every 50 minutes, an average of one person dies from drunk driving in the United States. Most people are thoroughly familiar with the dangers of driving while under the influence. Alcohol has a thoroughly documented capacity to impair reflexes, coordination, and cognitive ability in those with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.

Any form of catastrophic accident can be challenging to come to terms with. But it can be even more difficult knowing you or your loved one sustained life-altering injuries due to the intoxication of another. In this scenario, a lawsuit can help.

Distracted Driving

There’s a reason you hear so much about distracted driving these days. With the advent of cell phones and other distracting forms of technology, there has been a precipitous increase in car crashes due to distracted driving. They claimed 2,841 American lives in 2018 alone, and have surely caused their fair share of catastrophic accidents as well.

Keep in mind that this category includes distraction from more than just technology. Drivers who were applying makeup, eating, or diverted by their passengers have caused countless accidents as well.


The dangers of excessive speeding are well documented. Reminders to keep our vehicular speed under control crowd our streets. In spite of these measures, speeding continues to contribute to as much as one third of fatal car crashes. Although the exact number of other catastrophic car accidents caused by speeding is more difficult to quantify, the number is undoubtedly high.

Many people tend to speed when they are running late for work or some other appointment. Others speed habitually, or for no reason at all. It just isn’t worth it, as excessive speeding can have catastrophic consequences on the lives of others, or your own.

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The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements. Please visit our website,, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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