Drivers in Louisiana like you are faced with constant dangers on the road. At McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton, we strive to help you avoid accidents by highlighting what can potentially contribute to them. In knowing this, you may avoid these dangerous situations more easily by being able to spot them sooner.
First, accidents can be caused by external or internal factors. External factors include:
- The state of the road
- The state of your car
- Other drivers around you
For example, defective auto equipment is an external factor if it's a defect that originated from the company manufacturing it, or the shop that sold it. If you get into a crash because of a pothole or worn down road, that's also an external factor. Drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, and people who are distracted fall under this category.
On the other hand, internal factors mostly relate to yourself. For example, if you yourself are distracted while driving and get into an accident, that's not an external factor. If your car has an issue due to a lack of maintenance on your part, such as not replacing your oil, checking your car parts regularly, or driving with known damage, that's also not considered to be an external contributing factor.
All accidents can have life-long impacts on you, which is why it's so important to do what you can to minimize their possibility. Not every car accident can be anticipated and prepared for, but if you know where the common contributors are, it might help you out.