Car accidents occur for a large variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons behind negligence-involved accidents include:
- Driving too fast for the road conditions
- Operating a vehicle recklessly or aggressively (e.g. speeding)
- Drinking or consuming other intoxicating substances
- Texting or using an electronic device while driving
- Eating or drinking behind the wheel
- Grooming while operating a vehicle
Although we all call them accidents, crashes caused by the reasons above are 100% preventable. All it takes is a little common sense to understand that you put others in danger by driving negligently. Despite laws developed to deter negligent driving, it continues to happen here in Clinton, MO, and all other American states.
Since creating new laws seems to have an unsatisfactory effect on negligent driving, how else can the problem be addressed? We have found that hitting negligent drivers where it hurts the most serves as a deterrent in many cases. As you might expect, when negligent drivers are held accountable in a legal setting, it can help them remember to use caution the next time they take the wheel.
Filing an injury claim after a negligent car accident will not make preventable crashes stop altogether. However, when those who would drive carelessly understand all that is at stake, it may encourage them to make better and more careful decisions going forward. In turn, this might save other people from suffering a fate like your own.
Please, continue exploring our website to discover your legal options in the aftermath of a negligent car accident. We also invite you to reach out to our legal team for more personalized guidance.