Have you ever heard someone say that most car accidents happen because of human error? It's true, and that's why accidents keep happening at such an incredible rate. Manufacturers can make cars themselves safer and lawmakers can pass new regulations, but people are still going to make mistakes and cause crashes. You can't stop that.
There is nearly an infinite amount of potential mistakes that people can make, depending on the situation, but here are a few common examples:
- Pulling onto the road without enough space and cutting off another car
- Running a red light or a stop sign, perhaps on purpose or because they didn't see it
- Not driving at a green light; this often happens because of cellphone distraction
- Cutting off cars when merging due to neglecting to check a blind spot
- Driving at the same speed in any conditions, even when things like rain, snow or fog make it too dangerous to drive that fast
- Drifting over the center line and into oncoming traffic
- Braking too hard and speeding up too quickly
- Only signaling to make a turn at the very last second
- Not signaling at all before turning or merging
- Not doing proper maintenance, which can lead to an unexpected breakdown
- Rushing and breaking the speed limit
- Texting and driving -- or doing anything else that means they spend more time looking at the phone than looking at the road
All of these mistakes can lead to accidents, and this is just a small sampling of the errors people make every day. If you get injured, make sure you know all of the legal options you have to seek compensation.