Car crashes in Tennessee are not new. With more cars on the roads, it becomes almost impossible to drive anywhere without seeing the signs of an accident.

Any number of things may cause an accident, but some elements seem to keep appearing. The staff here at Sharp & Attanasio, Attorneys at Law, want to shed some light on the things that may cause your day to take a serious turn for the worst.

Equipment issues

Vehicles are machines, and they wear out at some point. When some of these components fail, it could mean dire consequences. Three mechanical problems that contribute to accidents include tire blowouts, loss of suspension or steering, and brake failure. If any of these occur while driving, it could cause you to lose control of the car and crash.

Hazards on the road 

Driving around, you may have come across litter strewn about the roadway and shoulder. Large objects that fall off of trailers or cars, like mattresses and ladders, can create an obstacle course. If you do not see them in time, you could crash into them, not only kicking them up onto your windshield, but also to the vehicles around you. Winding through some rural areas at night, drivers face other hazards in the roadways: animals. Striking an animal, like a deer, may result in fatalities for the animal and those in the vehicle.

Understanding some of the most common factors that lead to accidents may help you steer clear. If you would like more information on this or other facets of a car crash, visit our webpage for guidance.