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Negligent driving is when an individual drives in a way that falls below the reasonable standard of anyone else on the road. For example, obeying speed...
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What is Negligent Driving?

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Car Accident

November 3 2017

Negligent driving is when an individual drives in a way that falls below the reasonable standard of anyone else on the road. This means that you’re driving without considering the safety of others, even if it’s not on purpose. For example, obeying speed signs or knowing not to tailgate. It could also be not driving too quickly when it’s raining or even something as simple as keeping an eye out on upcoming traffic. You might not notice there’s brake lights in front of you one hundred yards up and have to slam on your breaks. Things like that definitely fall into the category of negligent driving.

If you are convicted of negligent driving, you can get points added to your California license. This can range from one – three points. If, for example, you are driving a commercial vehicle, you are more likely to have three points added. At an administrative hearing, however, you can submit evidence to refute the accusation that you are facing.

On the other hand, if you have been hit by a negligent driver, it can be complicated trying to prove negligence. If you contact an attorney, you can have guidance of what you need to do and what sort of evidence you need to keep track of.

Unfortunately, if you have been involved in a car accident, it’s a scary, confusing time and you might not know what to do. In such a traumatic situation, you shouldn’t have to go through it on your own. That’s where we step in. We know exactly what to do, when to do it and where to go to help see that you get the best end result.

If you’re in need of experienced personal injury attorneys, contact us. We can help.

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