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Careless Driving

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Research, Planning and Development have stated that there were a total of 1,014 car accident fatalities throughout all of 2012. Many of these auto accidents may have been caused by careless driving.

Careless driving is defined by a driver failing to operate their vehicle in a careful manner, thus creating a situation that causes danger to others on the roadway. This is often associated with reckless driving as they have similar definitions and many of the actions can overlap with one another.

At Greg Coleman Law, our team of auto accident attorney believes that if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. We also believe that family members may also be able to recover losses and damages as they often suffer emotionally and financially following an accident.

Begin exploring your legal options now by completing the Free Case Review or by calling (865) 247-0080 today.

Different Types of Careless Driving

At the point of which a driver decides to take an action that puts other drivers in the surrounding area at risk, they have performed a negligent action. This action may be avoided by practicing defensive driving techniques and by obeying all traffic laws.

Some different types of careless driving include:

  • Failing to stop for emergency vehicles
  • Failing to stop for school busses
  • Failing to yield
  • Following too closely
  • Incorrect turning
  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Speeding
  • Turning in front of another vehicle

Of course, there are several other types of actions a driver may take which may be considered to be careless. While there are also several ways an individual may avoid an accident with these drivers.

How to Avoid Careless Driving

While careless drivers may not always be avoided, there are many things we can do in attempt to avoid becoming involved in an accident with these types of drivers. Some things to do to avoid an accident with a careless driver include:

  • Avoid talking on your phone
  • Avoid texting and driving
  • Follow traffic laws
  • Get adequate rest prior to driving
  • Look and listen for emergency vehicles
  • Never speed
  • Obey signs and signals
  • Use defensive driving techniques
  • Use your turn signal

Furthermore, drivers who have been operating a vehicle for a long period of time may become fatigued, which is another form of careless driving that often goes unrecognized. The reaction time of a fatigued driver may be compared to that of a drunk driver as they often do not reply to certain hazards as an alert and awake driver would.

Contact Our Knoxville Auto Accident Attorneys Today

Our attorneys at Greg Coleman Law have a tremendous amount of sympathy for those injured in auto accidents, along with the families of those who have been injured. Our attorneys offer a helping hand to these victims and have provided thousands of free case evaluations to assist individuals while exploring the legal options they are entitled to.

Some of the locations our attorneys serve include:

  • Dayton
  • Etowah
  • Hixson
  • Kingston
  • Lebanon
  • Loudon
  • McMinnville
  • Sale Creek
  • Ten Mile

For more information regarding our law firm, we welcome you to contact us today at (865) 247-0080 or complete the Free Case Review form on this page.

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