Car Accidents: Common Causes and Injuries

Portner & Shure Law Firm Serving Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C.


Car accidents are extremely common across the United States, and most often occur due to human error. The most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Driving while under the influence
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Driving while distracted or drowsy

Despite initiatives to reduce drunk driving, and despite the fact that a DUI conviction could lead to imprisonment and loss of license, people continue to drive while under the influence, and often cause serious car crashes. In addition, distracted driving has become a huge problem with the advent of smartphones and texting. Texting while driving is incredibly dangerous, as it takes the driver's eyes off the road for significant amounts of time. Yet, it is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. 

Car wrecks can cause severe injury, including:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Burns

A bad injury can significantly impact your life. In addition to medical debt, some car accident victims are unable to resume work due to their injuries, or they may require extensive long-term care and rehabilitation. Depression and a drop in quality of life are also common.

If you have been injured in a car crash, call Portner and Shure car accident attorneys today at 202-554-1449 for your free consultation. We can help you obtain the compensation necessary to get back on your feet and speed the road to recovery. We serve clients in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. 

call a car accident attorney if injured in a car crash