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Actions that contribute to a motor vehicle accident

It is hard for some people to understand there are drivers who act in a negligent manner. They don't care about what is going on around them. All they care about is driving how they want, ensuring that they make it from point A to point B on their own terms.

Many actions can contribute to a motor vehicle accident, including:

-- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

-- Drowsy driving

-- Driver distraction, such as using the radio, eating, or texting while driving

-- Failure to stop at a stop sign or traffic light

-- Failure to obey the rules of the road, such as yielding to the driver who has the right of way

-- Speeding

There are times when a driver is more than negligent. Instead, the person acted in an intentional or reckless manner, often intending to cause harm to another person.

As a driver, you can take steps to lessen the chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Even so, if another driver decides to make a poor decision, you could still be part of an incident.

If you or a loved one are injured by a negligent driver, you should receive immediate medical attention. Once you feel better about your condition and long term prognosis, you can learn more about your legal rights. There is a lot to keep in mind during this time, so make sure you learn as much as possible. If you want to improve your knowledge of this topic, visit our webpage entitled "Motor Vehicle Accident Information."

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