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What Types of Behaviors Can Be Considered Negligent in a Tennessee Car Accident Injury Case?

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Jacksboro car crash lawyerEveryone who drives a vehicle has the obligation to do so in a safe manner. If you fail to operate your vehicle in a manner that is safe for others, you could be responsible for any damages or injuries caused by the negligent operation. Unfortunately, negligent driving is not uncommon and leads to thousands of car accidents every year. According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6.7 million motor vehicle crashes reported to law enforcement across the country in 2019. In Illinois alone, there were more than 300,000 vehicle crashes in 2019. If you have been injured in a car accident with another driver, you should discuss your options for compensation with a skilled Illinois car accident injury lawyer. 

Speeding

Speeding is a notoriously dangerous driving behavior. Speed limits are posted for a reason -- to keep people safe. Driving above the speed limit can be considered an act of negligence, as it creates unsafe conditions for other drivers on the road and is against the law. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that around 26 percent of traffic fatalities in 2019 were attributable to speeding.

Distracted Driving

In recent years, distracted driving has also become a growing concern. Distracted driving occurs when a driver is paying attention to anything other than the task of driving. Distractions for drivers can appear in many forms, including distractions outside of the vehicle, such as looking at a traffic accident. However, the most common types of distractions occur within the vehicle. These distractions can be children or other passengers, the radio or other vehicle controls, or more notoriously, the driver’s cell phone or other electronic devices.

Driving Under the Influence

Being in an accident with a person who is driving under the influence (DUI) can be devastating in many cases. Drinking and driving is against the law because alcohol severely impairs a person’s ability to maneuver a vehicle safely. In many cases, a drunk driver will speed, may be easily distracted, might weave in and out of lanes of traffic, and might perform many other dangerous driving behaviors. The NHTSA reported that there were a little more than 9,200 fatalities in alcohol-involved driving accidents in 2019. 

Contact a Campbell County Car Accident Injury Attorney Today

There are many ways in which a person could be responsible for a car accident. If you have been injured in a vehicle collision, you should discuss your case with our Jacksboro, TN car accident injury attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of William F. Evans, we can help you determine whether or not you should file a personal injury case against others involved in your accident. To get started, call our office today at 423-449-7980 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Sources:

https://idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Transportation-System/Resources/Safety/Crash-Reports/crash-facts/2019%20Crash%20Facts.pdf

https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/motor-vehicle/overview/introduction/

 

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