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Common errors that cause most car crashes

Drivers in Missouri have to make countless choices while navigating traffic. Even a minor decision could increase or decrease safety. More and more crash data recorded by cameras and other sensors have enabled researchers to calculate the causes of many accidents. With the country currently experiencing a sharp rise in traffic fatalities, such insights should encourage people to be more mindful of their actions while behind the wheel.

Drowsiness could affect any person, especially during late hours or after insufficient sleep. According to crash studies, sleepy drivers cause 7 percent of wrecks and 21 percent of accidents that kill people. Multitasking presents another hazard, especially when drivers make a rolling right turn at a red light. While checking to the left for traffic, drivers often allow their vehicles to move slowly to the right. If pedestrians or bicyclists happen to be in the way, people might not see them in time to avoid an accident.

Rear-end collisions make up between 23 percent and 30 percent of all wrecks. Drivers could prevent most of these if they maintained longer following distances or avoided distractions like smartphones. A desire to hurry motivates many people to follow vehicles too closely, but time studies reveal that rushing around does not really improve arrival times.

When a person suffers injuries in a car accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, the law might support the recovery of financial damages from the responsible party. A lawyer could help someone with the process of filing a personal injury claim. This service could include assembling evidence about the cause of the crash and negotiating with an insurance company. Legal counsel could help a client understand insurance coverage and challenge inadequate settlement offers.

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