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No matter how safely you drive your own car, other drivers’ behaviors can drastically influence your risk of an accident. Here are two very common causes of serious motor vehicle accidents that can also lead to severe injuries and trauma.


Speeding drivers are a tremendous threat on the road. While many people think that speeding is OK, the fact is that speeding can have deadly consequences.

A driver who speeds has less time to apply the brakes, turn their car or take other actions to avoid a collision. People who drive at very high rates of speed are also more likely to cause accidents that involve catastrophic injuries and even death.


Distracted driving is also a serious problem on the road. Most people are familiar with this concept because of the huge popularity of smart phones, but distracted driving is certainly nothing new. Whenever a driver engages in a behavior that takes their attention off of the road, it is considered distracted driving.

This could be something as seemingly routine as adjusting the radio or reaching for a cup of coffees.  These activities still fall under the umbrella of distracted driving. They limit focus and reaction times.

Speeding and distracted driving are only two of the of the common causes of severe motor vehicle accidents.

Sadly, it is often only after suffering catastrophic injuries, that some Connecticut victims even realize just how dangerous other drivers’ behaviors truly are.  If you have been seriously injured because of another driver’s negligent driving, including speeding or distracted driving, the  law allows you to pursue compensation from that driver or their insurer.

Contact the Connecticut car accident lawyers at The Maddox Law Firm, LLC for relentless advocacy on behalf of severe motor vehicle accident victims.