An Atlanta car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith knows that one of the common underlying factors in an injury claim is negligence. But this is just one element that needs to be addressed. You will also need to show the extent and severity of your injuries and prove they were caused by the careless or reckless actions of another driver. Keep reading for an overview of six types of negligent drivers whose actions may cause an accident.
Aggressiveness is one type of negligent driving behavior that can be especially dangerous to others on the road. Drivers may drive aggressively for a number of reasons, such as rushing to get somewhere on time or experiencing personal problems.
Stress and emotions like anger can make a person behind the wheel volatile. In some cases, drivers may resort to behaviors as speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, cutting off other vehicles, or tailgating.
Drivers Distracted by Devices
Distraction by devices is another form of negligence. Cell phones, iPods and other devices may be used while operating a vehicle. Using devices while driving may pose a serious risk to others. If the other driver is found to have been talking on the phone or texting, speak to the Law Offices of Shane Smith in Atlanta so a car accident attorney can review the circumstances of the case.
It’s not just talking on the phone or texting that can be a problem. Drivers may also cause accidents if checking their email, fidgeting with a navigational device, or using handheld devices for other reasons. Portable or fixed television screens can be another source of distraction. This is especially true if the device is mounted on the dashboard of the vehicle.
Drivers Distracted by Other Tasks
The third type of negligent driver is one who is distracted by tasks. This includes actions such as eating, drinking, grooming, retrieving an object, looking at a map and changing the radio. It takes just a few seconds of not paying attention to the road to cause a car accident.
If you suspect that your accident was the result of distracted or aggressive driving, speak with an Atlanta car accident attorney with the Law Offices of Shane Smith who can review your case. Continue to Part B for three other types of negligent drivers.
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