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Simple driving errors cause accidents

A car accident often happens because of a single seemingly minor mistake. It's not as if every driver is recklessly, intentionally breaking the law when they cause a crash. Minor details that people often overlook can put themselves and others in the hospital.

To help illustrate how this happens, here are a few common errors that many people make on a daily basis:

  • Trying to use mirrors that they never adjusted or checked.
  • Talking on the phone or sending text messages.
  • Not turning off the high beams for oncoming traffic.
  • Not using their turn signals when changing lanes.
  • Not adjusting the seat to a safe and comfortable position before driving.
  • Speeding up to try to make it through an intersection when the light turns yellow, as many of these drivers just end up running the red at a high rate of speed.
  • Not turning on their headlights or just using the running lights when full headlights are needed.
  • Merging into another lane separated by a solid white line.
  • Stopping too aggressively or too suddenly.
  • Driving in the passing lane as if it is the driving lane, even when going slower than the other traffic around them. This causes congestion and forces the other drivers to pass on the right, which is not what the roads were designed for.

You may have done some of these things yourself, and you probably watch other people do them almost every single day. If one of these drivers causes an accident that leaves you with serious injuries, make sure you know what legal steps you can take to seek compensation.

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