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4 negligent actions that cause car accidents

4 negligent actions that cause car accidents

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2022 | Car Accidents

Driving to your destination without experiencing mishaps is essential. However, at times, due to the actions of another driver, you may be denied this right. Reports from Drive Safe Alabama show that in 2020, a traffic crash was reported in the state every 3 minutes and 55 seconds. 

Drivers need to protect others on the road. Here are four negligent actions that cause a significant percentage of car accidents:

1. Distracted driving

Examples of distractions while driving include texting, being on a call, eating, staring at billboards or another car, talking with a passenger, searching for items below the seat and being preoccupied with thoughts. When a driver is distracted, they can notice your car when it’s late. They can also have a slow reaction time. 

2. Drunk driving

Drunk driving is one of the most warned about activities. However, some people still do it. Drivers are always tempted to do so when they believe they haven’t drunk heavily or they did it before, and nothing happened. Drinking impairs a driver’s cognitive ability, increasing the risk of an accident. 

3. Poor car maintenance

Car owners should service their cars regularly to ensure everything works correctly. Those who don’t maintain their vehicles can lead to accidents. This may be due to faulty brakes, windshield wiper issues, damaged tires, burned-out headlights, a corroded battery and a failed power steering system.

4. Traffic violations

If a driver violates a traffic law, for example, running a red light, improper lane changes or disobeying the set speed limit, they may collide with your car if you are around them.

Car accidents are costly, yet most of them can be avoided. If you were injured in a car crash due to another driver’s recklessness, consider your options to get the compensation you deserve.