Recognizing Negligence in Car Accidents

Car accidents occur for numerous reasons, many of which involve one driver’s negligence. If you suffer an injury in a crash, you should recognize the types of negligence that can cause a car accident and the various signs associated with them. Recognizing signs can help you practice defensive driving to try and stay as safe as possible.

Drunk Driving

When someone’s drunk, their decision-making, depth perception, and cognitive abilities are diminished. It’s easy for a drunk driver to cause an accident whenever he or she is swerving, speeding up and slowing down erratically, or driving without his or her headlights on.

If you recognize any of these signs, stay far back from the driver. Most people think they should speed up to pass the driver, but that could put you in harm’s way. Stay back and use a hands-free device to report the driver.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the most common actions among all drivers, even though nearly every driver admits to knowing the dangers. All it takes is looking away from the road for a few seconds to cause a catastrophic collision.

Signs of distracted driving include erratic braking, swerving between lanes, slowing down suddenly, and more.

Fatigue Driving

Many people take to the roads late at night thinking they’re fine to drive because they’re not intoxicated. However, fatigued driving can be just as dangerous as it impacts your ability to focus and, in some situations, keep your eyes open.

Swerving and sudden slow downs are common signs of fatigue driving. You may also notice that the driver is jerking a vehicle back and forth as they find themselves drifting into another lane and suddenly awake.

At Dunk Law Firm, we’re aware of how negligence can cause severe harm. If you’re hurt because of a negligent driver, our Memphis car accident attorneys will be there to represent your rights and fight to pursue the compensation you deserve.

For a free case evaluation, call our firm today: (800) 674-9339.

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