- Millions of people suffer injuries in car accidents each year. Tragically, many of these injuries prove to be fatal. Drivers traveling on Mississippi roads may need to be on the defensive to stay safe. Yet, numerous commuters take safety for granted, and they may pay little or no attention to news reports about fatal crashes. Such a jaded attitude might lead some to drop their guard when driving on hazardous roads and highways.
Complacency and auto accident reports
Since the public hears about auto accidents on the news so frequently, people have started to tune out the reports. Some commuters pass so many accidents on the roads that their personal experience leads them to see collisions as nothing out of the ordinary. When more than 3 million people suffer accident-related injuries each year, someone could make the credible claim that collisions are commonplace.
Commuters find themselves highly reliant on cars, so they cannot cut back on their driving regardless of how dangerous the roads are. Commuting to work may be necessary to pay for life’s Essentials, making drivers complacent. The same could be true for bicyclists and pedestrians, as well. Complacency, however, might undermine safety.
Staying safe on the road
Anyone worried about getting into an accident could take steps to be a more defensive driver. Following traffic laws and staying alert could reduce motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, other drivers could be reckless, and their behavior may result in a devastating collision. For example, a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol could lose control of their vehicle and hit another car.
Negligence may play a role in an automobile accident. Moving violations, especially speeding, often precede crashes.
If you have been injured as a result of a negligent driver, you should consult with an experienced attorney who handles these specific types of cases.