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How can I reduce the risk of causing a car accident?

Drivers often drive with the fear of being involved in an accident. The fear is warranted, as there were over 40,000 reported injuries due to Wisconsin auto accidents in 2010. Most of these accidents are caused due to driver faults. In fact, it has been estimated that 90 percent of accidents are due to driver error.

Knowing how some of the common errors that cause traffic accidents in Wisconsin will greatly reduce the risk of you being involved in one. Some of these common driver errors that cause accidents are:

  • Right of way. Drivers who are unaware of who has the right of way, or ignore it, are at a high risk for an accident. If you are unaware of who has the right of way, use extra caution and wait to accelerate. 
  • Speeding. Speeding is very dangerous and actually does not save much time on short distance trips. Yet, it is very common for a driver to speed. Some studies show that up to two-thirds of drivers reported speeding occasionally. 
  • Sudden Braking. A driver should always allow an adequate distance to brake in case of an emergency. Not doing so will force the driver to slam on the brakes and potentially cause an accident. 
  • Tailgating. Following too closely to another vehicle, or tailgating, causes many rear-end accidents every year. 

IF you have been injured in an auto accident you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Milwaukee car crash attorney at Hupy and Abraham for a free consultation. Call today at 800-800-5678 for a lawyer who will fight for the settlement you deserve.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham