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The types of negligence that can lead to a car accident

Being involved in a car accident can be deeply traumatic, not only due to the injuries and financial damages that occur. You may also feel a deep sense of anger toward the other party if you believe that they caused the collision. This anger may be difficult to resolve if you do not take direct action to hold them accountable for what occurred.

If you believe that the other driver was negligent and that this negligence led to the injuries that you suffered in the car accident, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against them and recover damages. The following is an overview of the most common examples of negligence that can lead to a car accident.

Engaging in distracted driving

Engaging in distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. This is partly because distracted driving can take so many different forms. Distracted driving can take the form of manual distraction, visual distraction or cognitive distraction. Using a phone to text or scroll can be particularly dangerous because it is a cognitive, manual and visual distraction.

Not following the rules of the road

All drivers must follow the rules of the road. This means observing speed limits, stop signs and red lights. Failing to do so could cause a dangerous situation that could lead to a collision.

Driving recklessly

Driving recklessly is an act of driving in which a person knows or should know that they are putting other people on the road at risk. This could be the act of drinking and driving, racing with other cars or excessively speeding. Those who caused an accident due to recklessness will face more severe charges under the law.

If you have been the victim of a car accident, make sure that you hold the responsible driver accountable by filing a personal injury claim against them.

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