When you get in your car to go somewhere, you try to follow the rules of the road and drive safely to prevent accidents. But other people are not so careful, and serious accidents that cause injury and death happen frequently.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, approximately 2 million people sustain injuries and 32,000 people die in car accidents. Collisions happen for many reasons, but common types of driver negligence often contribute to vehicle crashes.
1. Reckless driving
A driver does not necessarily have to break a traffic law to engage in reckless driving. This form of hazardous driving can involve speeding, driving aggressively or racing others on the road.
2. Disobeying traffic laws
Traffic laws exist to keep drivers and passengers safe on the road. Yet many drivers ignore these laws and engage in behaviors that could make a serious car accident likely.
3. Distracted driving
Distracted driving can make it harder for drivers to pay attention to what is going on around them. Driver distraction can include everything from using a cellphone while driving to trying to eat and drive.
4. Drunk driving
Alcohol can cause impairment and make it difficult to drive. A drunk driving accident can result in serious injuries and property damage for everyone involved.
If you get involved in an accident caused by any form of driver negligence, you may feel angry and frustrated. Filing a car accident case can help you protect your interests and your right to fair and proper compensation.