You’re involved in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. When you tell your friends, one of them mentions that they were recently hit by a distracted driver. Another notes that they got injured in an accident when someone ran a red light.
It starts to feel like there are so many different causes of car accidents that you can never really avoid them. But is that true? There is actually a simpler way to look at it, and you’ll find that just one thing causes most of these accidents.
Human drivers make mistakes
Roughly 90% of car accidents are caused by human error. The driver who is behind the wheel makes a mistake and causes the crash. It really is that simple.
These mistakes take different forms, of course. All three examples from above — drunk driving, distracted driving and running a red light — are really just examples of different types of human error.
Why is this important? People will often blame other factors, such as the design of the road or the weather conditions. And these things do contribute to the remaining 10% of auto accidents.
In the vast majority of cases, if you got injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then the other driver made a mistake. They committed some sort of critical error while behind the wheel of their vehicle. As such, they are likely liable for your injuries, and you need to know how to seek compensation for all of the costs that you’re going to face. These may include your medical bills, lost wages and much more. If you’re struggling to pursue a claim for your injuries, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance.