Common Causes of Car Accidents

Common Causes of Car Accidents

many cars traveling at high speeds on the freewayAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver error is the leading cause of car accidents in the United States. Driver error can take many different forms.

Read on to learn the most common causes of car accidents and what you can do to protect your rights on the road.

What’s Considered “Driver Error”?

Driver error may include deliberately negligent actions, such as driving while drunk or distracted, or accidental behaviors, such as overcorrecting while hydroplaning. Either way, motorists’ mistakes cause the majority of car accidents in the country.

Some of the most common driver errors include the following:

When the other driver is at-fault in an accident, their car insurance company will pay for your damages, including medical bills and physical damage to your vehicle, up to the driver’s policy limits. At that point, the driver will be responsible for any outstanding balance.

If you have been harmed in a car accident and you’re now having difficulty recovering the compensation you deserve from the other party, our Clearwater personal injury attorneys are here to help. We have assisted clients across the state in similar situations, and we want to fight for you, too.

Contact Roman & Gaynor at (727) 877-1212 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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