Why is there a link between sporting events and vehicle accidents?

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Here is a common scenario in North Carolina: You saved for weeks or months to buy a ticket to your favorite nearby sporting event, such as a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. You have a great time, but as you leave the area, a car collides with your vehicle, resulting in significant injuries.

There has been research into the link between sporting events and car crashed for a number of years. However, not enough people realize that motor vehicle accident risks may increase during sporting events

What are these increased risks?

Several different factors during a sports event may increase your risk of an accident. A few of these factors include:

Road rage. There is always a losing side in any sporting activity. Fans of the losing side may be angry, which can affect the way they operate their vehicles.

Congestion. As you likely know, the number of cars on the road increase during sports events, even local ones like little league baseball games and high school football. The more vehicles there are in a particular area, the greater the risk is.

Alcohol. Many people consume alcohol irresponsibly at a football or baseball game or a big race. Unfortunately, alcohol and driving do not mix, and drunk driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents.

Often, the examples above occur when one party (an angry or drunk driver) is negligent in some manner. Exploring your legal options in the wake of a crash caused by a negligent, reckless or impaired driver could ensure that you receive the maximum amount of injury compensation possible in your claim.