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Examples of Driver Error

Motorists have a tendency to become desensitized to the inherent dangers of driving as they gain experience behind the wheel and accumulate many miles without incident. In an instant, however, the actions of another driver or a shift in roadway conditions can create the risk of a severe accident that you could have done nothing to prevent. Driver error is a prominent factor in many motor vehicle crashes and although a motorist may not have intentionally acted in a manner that was unsafe, he or she may still be considered legally liable for the consequences of an accident.

As the victim of a car wreck caused by another driver’s error, you may be entitled to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for a variety of considerations. These may include medical bills, vehicle repairs, lost wages, and many other potential grievances. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Common Driver Errors

There are some dangerous actions and behaviors that are obviously inappropriate. Driving while intoxicated, driving while distracted, and other equally unwise decisions have been largely vilified by public awareness campaigns and are understood to pose an unnecessary threat to public safety. Driver error, however, is not so easy to quantify or predict and is in some ways a bigger problem. Common driver errors that may have led to your accident include:

  • Depressing the wrong pedal
  • Failing to check one’s blind spot
  • Failure to use a turn signal or utilization of the wrong turn signal
  • Turning too sharply or not sharply enough
  • Miscalculating braking distance
  • Failure to properly handle a manual transmission

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We are committed to helping you to ensure that you have the resources that you need to cope with the effects of an accident caused by driver error. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

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