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Driver Distraction A Leading Cause of Hawaii Car Accidents

Hawaii News Now reports that a 50-year-old man suffered significant personal injuries in a Haleiwa car accident this past weekend. The man was injured in a single car crash after the truck he was driving crashed into a pole on what is commonly referred to as "Rainbow Bridge."

The causes of this car accident remain under investigation. It is unknown whether alcohol was a factor leading to this crash. Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of injuries and death in Hawaii and throughout the United States. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a car accident, consulting with an experienced Hawaii car accident lawyer is important to help you determine your rights and recover compensation.

A number of factors may cause of contribute to any car accident, and beginning an in-depth investigation into just what happened is important to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.

For example, a top cause of car accidents is driver distraction. This may be a result of eating, talking, listening to the radio or any number of other actions that cause you to lose focus on the road. However, the number one cause of driver distraction is talking or texting on the phone while driving.

Additionally, other car accidents may be caused by negligence. While in some situations this is the result of driver negligence, it may also be the result of city or county negligence for failing to properly maintain roads free of debris or other dangers, or negligent car manufacturers that create defective products that endanger consumers.

Due to the number of reasons behind any one car crash, if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, we urge you to contact the experienced Hawaii car accident attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.