3 Types of Driver Negligence You Should Be Aware Of

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You can learn more about how three of the most prevalent types of driver negligence cause car accidents by reading on.

1. Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become increasingly common over the last decade. The rise in popularity of cell phones in particular has been tied to an uptick in distracted driving, one of the most deadly forms of negligent driving. Distracted driving can take many different forms, some of which include: 

  • Talking or texting on a cell phone
  • Sending emails
  • Using social media
  • Fiddling with music selection
  • Eating and drinking
  • Interacting with passengers
  • Fighting or yelling
  • Putting on makeup
  • Reading

If you and your lawyer prove distracted driving was a factor in your car accident, the other driver can be held financially responsible for your losses. 

2. Drunk or Drugged Driving

Another common problem that occurs with alarming frequency is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Despite the state’s best efforts to raise awareness about the risks of drunk and drugged driving, thousands of people across the state are ticketed and arrested each year for impaired driving. 

If your car accident was caused by a drunk driver or drugged driver, you may be able to file a civil claim against them to hold them accountable for their negligence. 

3. Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving is something you might initially overlook. But acts like speeding, tailgating, cutting people off, failing to use a turn signal, running red lights and stop signs, and even road rage are all common causes of car accidents in Lakeland. Drivers can face traffic citations in addition to any civil claim you might file seeking full restitution for your losses. 

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Lakeland

If you have reason to believe that the car accident you were involved in was caused by negligent driving, you may have grounds for a civil claim. To explore your legal options, reach out to an experienced Lakeland car accident lawyer at Lopez & Humphries, PA. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you fill out our online contact form or call our office at (863) 774-3573.

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