Despite financial and moral repercussions of negligent driving, may on the road still forget their education and training and operate their vehicles in unsafe manners, putting other drivers and pedestrians at risk of injury or death. Many drivers fall prey to 3 common negligent driving acts/maneuvers that cause accidents and injuries. Any Denver car accident attorney who has been around for more than 5 minutes knows these maneuvers and knows how to prove that a driver acted negligently to defend their client’s rights.
Speeding — Whether a person is running late, or just a bit impatient, odds are they’ll be driving over the posted speed limit. This maneuver may seem harmless as you’re trying to blow past slowpokes, but the added speed also adds to the time and distance necessary to come to a complete (let alone safe) stop, increasing your odds of causing a rear-end collision or T-bone accident.
Weaving — Ever drive down the highway and see a car switching lanes quickly and recklessly to get ahead of traffic and think, “that person is insane?” Welcome to the world of weaving, where your odds of sideswiping another vehicle or motorcycle skyrocket and you put everyone at risk in being in a multi-car pileup.
Distracted Driving — Too many drivers stare at their phones rather than pay attention to the roads and other motorists on them. A surefire way to find yourself in a rear-end accident, T-bone accident, or a rollover accident – either alone or with another vehicle / multiple vehicles – is to check social media, or your email, while you’re operating your car.
Tailgating — You’ll find that a driver who engages in tailgating will likely also be speeding. Without any regard for other people’s safety, tailgating is driving bumper to bumper with the car ahead of you in an effort to intimidate them to get out of your way. it’s also a great way to get into a rear-end accident.
We hope you don’t commit these four negligent driving maneuvers; more than that, we hope you aren’t the victim of a car accident that was caused by one of these four acts. If you have been involved in a car accident, contact our offices to speak with an expert Denver car accident attorney to help protect your rights and earn you the financial compensation you deserve.