Drivers in Massachusetts understand the safe driving habits could help increase the safety of drivers and passengers on the roadways. Although upholding their duty of care while behind the wheel and following the rules of the road could prevent a car accident from occurring, it does not always prevent them from encountering a negligent driver. When a driver speeds, fails to check their blind spots, travels too closely to other vehicles, fails to maintain their lane or does not signal a turn or maneuver, a serious accident could ensue.
Car accidents are generally unexpected for all parties involved. While this may make sense on the surface, logically, people should expect their behavior to create the perfect conditions for an accident. On any given day, drivers run a red lights or roll through a stop signs, drive while texting, driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and partake any number of other distractions. All of the above behaviors increase a person's chances of being involved in a car accident, yet some drivers engage in one or more of the activities nearly every time they get behind the wheel. Even though most auto accidents don't involve serious injury, those responsible for the accident still face liability for any damages they cause.