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Three Most Common Causes for Runoff Car Wrecks in Dallas

Three Most Common Causes for Runoff Car Wrecks in DallasHave you ever driven along the road in your vehicle when suddenly, before you could comprehend what happened, you ended up on the side of the road due to a car accident? Or, perhaps you flew off the road and down an embankment when you tried to dodge an animal or hazard in the road.

Scenarios like these occur quite often. This type of accident is known as a runoff: any accident involving a vehicle running off the road. Most frequently, it only involves one vehicle.

Common causes for runoff car accidents in Dallas

  • A distracted driver. Multi-tasking while driving is dangerous. Distractions while driving can easily result in a runoff accident.
  • Animals. Loose dogs, cats on the roam, and wild animals crossing the street all can cause drivers to swerve in an attempt to avoid hitting them. When a driver swerves suddenly, his vehicle can veer off the road and crash.
  • Other vehicles. Drivers who change lanes quickly—cutting off another vehicle—or who slam on the brakes in front of another vehicle can cause the other vehicle to swerve sharply in order to miss them. When there is not enough room, the swerving vehicle may wind up off the road.

Where to Turn When Your Car Runs Off the Road

Were you involved in a runoff car accident in Dallas? You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. An experienced Dallas car accident lawyer at Guajardo & Marks can explain your legal options. For a free case evaluation, call our office toll-free at 972-774-9800 today.