Driving can be a difficult task that requires a good deal of multi-tasking, and despite popular beliefs, humans are actually not very good at doing more than one thing at once. Nevertheless, most Americans will drive a vehicle at some point in their lives. Although operating a car or truck can be difficult at first, it will become second nature once a driver spends enough time behind the wheel. However, drivers can also become so accustomed to the act of driving that they do not pay full attention to what is happening on the road around them, and serious car accidents can occur as a result. While lane change or merging accidents may not be the most serious types of collisions, they can cause significant property damage and injuries, and if you have been involved in this type of accident, you should be sure to work with an attorney to determine how to recover financial compensation.
What Causes a Lane Change or Merging Accident?
Merging and lane change accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence on our roads. These kinds of crashes occur when one vehicle is already in a lane, and another vehicle collides with them while attempting to change lanes or merge onto a highway. Common causes of lane change and merging accidents include:
The merging vehicle was entering the highway too quickly or too slowly....