Car accidents are one of the most frightening and sudden experiences someone can go through. No one is prepared for a car accident when it happens, and most people are also unprepared for the ongoing consequences of being involved in a car accident. For this reason, it is not just considerate to drive safe, it is also everyone’s duty to do so, for the sake of themselves and everyone’s safety. Unfortunately, many people begin to take for granted even the most simple of safe driving behaviors and can become careless when they’re behind the wheel. What this often leads to is driver errors. While a driver may be able to make a series of mistakes without consequence, all it takes is a lack of attentiveness at the wrong time for a simple mistake to become a severe accident. When that error causes someone else to be injured, the injured party may be able to hold that driver legally liable for their injuries, and thus obligated to provide financial compensation.
Examples of Driver Error
Driver error can mean a lot of things. In general, it is any type of dangerous driving mistake that is made unintentionally, which separates it from reckless driving. Some common types of driver error include:
Accidentally running a red light or stop sign
Failure to yield
Accidentally going above the speed limit
Accidentally going the wrong way down a one way
Failure to use turn signals when turning
This is just a short list of all of the many types of mistakes that can be made while driving which may end in a serious accident. Even though most driver errors are not intentional, those who cause accidents can still be held liable. If you or someone you love was involved in a car accident because of a negligent driver, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. To learn more, contact a Stevens Point, Wisconsin personal injury attorney.