What is Negligent Driving?

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle March 15 2023 9:19 pm

What is Negligent Driving?

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle March 15 2023 9:19 pm
What is Negligent Driving?

When a driver gets their license, they agree to comply with all traffic laws and drive reasonably and safely. When a driver does not meet this standard of care behind the wheel and they cause accidents, they are negligent under the law. This means they might be liable for any serious injuries that result from their negligence. 

If someone else caused your crash and injuries in Kansas, speak with a car accident lawyer right away. Below are some examples of negligent driving in car accident claims. 


Distracted Driving

Car accidents caused by distracted driving occur when a driver diverts their attention from the road. Common distractions include using a phone, eating, or adjusting the radio. These distractions cause the driver to miss crucial details and slow reaction times, leading to crashes. Distracted driving is a form of negligence that leads to many accidents each year. 


Impaired Driving

Impaired driving refers to driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Impaired drivers often experience reduced vision, slowed reaction times, and impaired judgment, making it difficult to control their vehicles, avoid obstacles, and react to sudden situations. Drunk driving is, sadly, a common form of negligence that leads to serious injuries. 



Speeding is a major cause of car accidents, as it reduces the driver’s ability to react to unexpected events, increases stopping distances, and decreases the driver’s control over the vehicle. High speeds also increase the severity of accidents, leading to more severe injuries or fatalities.


Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving can cause car accidents by creating dangerous situations on the road, such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and cutting off other drivers. Aggressive drivers often engage in dangerous behaviors that can cause collisions, endangering themselves and others on the road.

What is Negligent Driving?


Failing to Yield

Car accidents caused by failing to yield typically occur when a driver fails to give the right of way to another vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist. Failing to yield often results from a driver’s failure to recognize other vehicles’ speed or distance, resulting in collisions. Drivers might also ignore right-of-way laws. These accidents can cause severe injuries or even fatalities, particularly if they occur at high speeds or involve large vehicles.


Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving occurs when a driver is fatigued, causing them to have slower reaction times, reduced attention, and impaired judgment. Drivers who are drowsy may drift between lanes, miss traffic signals, or fail to brake in time, leading to collisions. Drowsy driving accidents can cause severe injuries or fatalities, particularly if they occur at high speeds or involve large vehicles. Drowsy trucking driving is, unfortunately, all too common on Kansas highways. 


Speak With a Kansas Car Accident Lawyer

There are many ways that drivers can be negligent and cause accidents and injuries. If this happens to you, it is critical to seek help from a car accident law firm that can handle the entire process. Pyle Law can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. 

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney E. Thomas Pyle who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing personal injury trial attorney.