What are some forms of driver negligence?

Whenever we get in the car, we like to assume that all of the other drivers on the road are being safe. However, we all know that that is just not true. People drive dangerously all the time, putting their lives and the lives of others around them in jeopardy. Sometimes, motor vehicle accidents simply cannot be avoided due to things out of a driver’s control, such as a sudden health emergency or inclement weather. Unfortunately, more often than not, accidents happen due to the negligence of one or both parties involved.

One of the most common reasons a driver may be negligent is that they are driving while distracted. Now more than ever, drivers are seen using their cell phones as they drive because cell phones allow a person to get GPS navigation, emails, the entirety of the Internet, and speak to everyone they know. However, when you are using your phone while driving, your attention isn’t being placed fully on the road. Another form of driver negligence is regarding those who make the poor decision to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel. Driving under the influence seriously impairs a driver and puts everyone’s lives at stake.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, your insurance company will have to investigate the accident to determine the amount of negligence that each person was responsible for under the New Jersey Comparative Negligence Act. It is also important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with representation when you need it most.

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced attorneys throughout the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your specific case.