Negligence is at the heart of many car crashes. Of course, no one meant to cause a crash, but when you have been hurt because someone else failed to use due care in their driving, you should not be the one paying the bills and going without income as a result of their failure. That is what liability insurance was designed for, and why we have laws requiring drivers to carry it. When you seek compensation for your injuries, it is the at-fault driver’s insurance company that pays.
Examples of Driver Negligence
Common examples of the types of driver negligence that lead to car crashes include:
- Distracted driving, including texting, other device use and the old, basic distractions like rubbernecking
- Driving too fast for the conditions, even within the speed limit
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Failure to use turn signals
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Aggressive driving
Negligence is a Choice
Even though negligent drivers do not set out to cause crashes, they do make the choice to forgo using the basic level of care we are all expected to exercise to keep from hurting each other. It doesn’t matter that they were running late for work or had a lot on their mind. Their problems are not more important than the safety of everyone around them. The reasons that people drive negligently are no excuse for disregarding your safety or the harm caused.
If you have been hurt in a Las Vegas car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, Adam Smith Law is here to help you recover full compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 702-929-2289 or email us to learn more and schedule your free consultation.