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Examples of Negligence Behind the Wheel

A car accident can be caused by a number of different reasons. The careless actions or inactions of a driver are some of the leading causes. 

In tort or personal injury law, “negligence” is the legal term for the carelessness that another party demonstrates in the events leading up to an accident and your injuries. It’s also necessary to prove the negligence of the other party in order to recover a settlement or jury verdict. 

Read on to learn more about some of the most common kinds of negligence that can take place behind the wheel. When you’re ready for a case evaluation, contact a car accident lawyer near you.

Examples of Negligent Driving

When negligence causes a serious wreck, it can sometimes be easy to prove. Other times, the help of a personal injury lawyer who can review case files, physical evidence, and other types of information to prove that the at-fault driver was responsible can be indispensable. 

Some of the most common examples of negligence that leads to car accidents include:

  • Drunk Driving – Alcohol is a factor in more than 15 percent of all crashes, contributing to billions of dollars in total damages each year. 
  • Unsafe Driving – Unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, tailgating, cutting off other drivers, running red lights, or otherwise driving in a reckless or dangerous way are common factors in car accidents everywhere. 
  • Distracted Driving – Changing the song, answering a text, or looking up directions isn’t an excuse for taking your eyes off the road while driving. 

Regardless of the nature of your accident, if the careless actions of someone else were a factor, a car accident attorney with Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law can help you determine if you’re entitled to compensation and wants to help you recover a full settlement. 

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