Auto Accident Attorney Explains Common Negligent Car Accidents - Perica Law Firm

Auto Accident Attorney Explains Common Negligent Car Accidents

Negligent car accidents occur as the result of a driver’s carelessness or lack of prudence. The negligence is due to either an action committed by the driver or a failure to do what a reasonable and prudent person would have done. The negligent driver who causes an accident has no intent to do harm. Here are three common negligent car accidents to help explain the concept further:

Accident Caused by Distracted Driving

Driving a car is an inherently dangerous activity. However, immaturity may cause the beginner driver to fail to appreciate this. On the opposite side of the spectrum, years of driving experience can cause complacency in experienced drivers. When these people fail to give their driving the focus required of such a dangerous activity, they are not acting prudently.

A distraction can occur as the result of eating, grooming, disciplining children in the back seat, using a cell phone, texting, day dreaming, or any activity that takes either the hands, eyes, or mind off the driving. When this causes an accident, the driver could be found at fault because of negligence.

Accident Caused by Poor Maintenance

Driving on worn tires or worn brakes adversely affects a car’s handling, especially in poor road conditions or when making emergency maneuvers to avoid an accident. Failing to check tire tread wear, or putting off replacing badly worn tires is an omission to do what a reasonable driver would have done. The same is true of driving a car with brakes so worn that the driver can hear and feel metal-to-metal grinding when he applies his brakes. An accident caused by this is due to the driver’s (owner’s) negligence.

Driving on worn tires or worn brakes adversely affects a car’s handling, especially in poor road conditions or when making emergency maneuvers to avoid an accident. Failing to check tire tread wear, or putting off replacing badly worn tires is an omission to do what a reasonable driver would have done. The same is true of driving a car with brakes so worn that the driver can hear and feel metal-to-metal grinding when he applies his brakes. An accident caused by this is due to the driver’s (owner’s) negligence.

Accident Caused by Poor Driving

Complacency causes many motorists to become sloppy with their driving technique. Examples of this include failing to signal before turning, failing to check blind spots before changing lanes, crossing over multiple lanes at once, tailgating, driving too fast for the road conditions, cutting off other vehicles, or backing up without looking. All of these instances place the driver and the public at risk and are acts of negligence.

Complacency causes many motorists to become sloppy with their driving technique. Examples of this include failing to signal before turning, failing to check blind spots before changing lanes, crossing over multiple lanes at once, tailgating, driving too fast for the road conditions, cutting off other vehicles, or backing up without looking. All of these instances place the driver and the public at risk and are acts of negligence.

If a negligent motorist injured you in an accident, seek legal advice from an experienced auto accident attorney. For a free initial consultation, contact us today.

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