A large number of car accidents in the United States are associated with driver error. Driver error refers to a broad variety of mistakes that a motorist may make behind the wheel which, though it may have been unintentional, creates a danger for others on the roadway. Anyone who is injured as a consequence of an accident caused by driver error may be able to seek financial compensation through a civil lawsuit against the responsible party.
Driver error can take many different forms, but most of these errors result in an increased chance of a car accident and subsequent injury to another person. This injured person could be facing more inconveniences than physical injury. Depending on the severity of an accident and the injuries sustained, emotional trauma is likely and costly medical treatment may be necessary. Coupled with ones missing of work, this can create a significant financial strain as well. Though legal action cannot undo the damage or eliminate the pain, it can help to relieve associated financial burdens.
Forms of Driver Error
Because driver error is such a broad term, it encompasses many different types of mistakes. The following are representative forms of driver error which may have contributed to or caused your accident:
- Misjudging necessary braking distance
- Not using turn signals when turning or switching lanes
- Taking a turn too quickly
- Depressing the wrong pedal or operating in the wrong gear (for trucks)
These and many other forms of driver error threaten the safety of motorists. If you suspect that you have been the victim of driver error, it is advisable to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer about your possible case.