Human error is a leading cause of accidents

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Road safety has grown tremendously since the 1890s when the first automobile accidents were recorded. However, despite the technological advancements in the auto industry, thousands of people are still killed annually by road accidents on American roads.

Unfortunately, most road accidents stem from human error, as confirmed by numerous studies. It means that many of these crashes and deaths are avoidable if everyone takes road safety seriously. Below are such instances where human error may lead to a road accident.

The human element

Driving involves making decisions even before getting behind the wheel. For example, think about a drunk driver who knows that they cannot drive safely yet still goes ahead and hits the road. Or a distracted and tired driver who is not aware of the environment around them. Speeding, running lights, overtaking at a corner, and driving unroadworthy vehicles are all human-instigated situations likely to result in a crash.

Technology that will take humans off the steering wheel still has a long way to go, which means that until then, it is up to drivers to prioritize road safety and put an end to the road carnage.

Being well prepared

Every day you hit the road, you are faced with the risk of a crash which is most likely a result of driver error. Therefore, you need to be well prepared for such eventualities. Every driver owes other road users a duty of care, and if someone causes an accident out of negligence, you ought to hold them accountable.

Adequate compensation will go a long way in helping you get back on your feet after suffering injuries or damage to property. However, it all depends on how well you protect your legal rights and handle your case, right from when the accident occurred.