While there are numerous reasons why auto accidents occur, the vast majority of wrecks are caused by human error. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 94 percent of motor vehicle crashes are caused by dangerous errors or choices made by drivers.
The truth is that no matter how cautious you may be as a driver, you cannot control the actions – or the inaction – of other drivers. In an instant, someone else’s lapse of attention behind the wheel can turn your life upside down.
At Studinski Law, LLC, our experienced car accident lawyers have been helping clients in the Plover and Marshfield areas of Wisconsin for decades. We have seen the devastation that negligent drivers can inflict on the lives of injury victims and their families. If you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s error on the road, you deserve justice for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and time away from work.
Recognition errors occur when a driver fails to properly assess a situation in order to react accordingly. This type of error is caused by drivers who fail to see, identify, or recognize obstacles, hazards, or changes in road conditions.
Common factors that contribute to recognition errors include:
Decision errors occur when a driver recognizes a dangerous situation but chooses to respond in the wrong way.
These errors can include decisions such as:
While decision errors involve a driver’s faulty judgment, performance errors describe actual physical mistakes made by drivers behind the wheel. These errors occur when a driver recognizes a danger, properly assesses the threat, but then errs in the physical execution of responding to the situation.
Performance errors can include:
A non-performance error involves situations where a driver fails to take any action whatsoever to keep the vehicle on the road or avoid an accident. The most common example of this type of error is falling asleep at the wheel.
When drivers doze off behind the wheel, they are obviously no longer in control of their vehicles. These types of errors often result in dangerous and deadly wrecks.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Crash Stats report, eight percent of wrecks that are the result of human error do not fall into one of the categories above.
If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck caused by another driver’s careless or reckless behavior, contact a car accident lawyer at Studinski Law, LLC now. Our knowledgeable attorneys have helped many people throughout Wisconsin pursue the maximum compensation they need and deserve to move forward after a serious injury.
Call Studinski Law, LLC today at (715) 343-2850 to discuss your case for free. Our car accident lawyers serve Plover, Marshfield, and other areas across Wisconsin.