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When Overcorrection While Driving Causes Accidents

February 8, 2024 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Personal Injury | Share

Overcorrection is present in about 3.5 percent of U.S. crashes. According to experts, the risk of overcorrection is higher when there is a sudden lane change or wet roadways. It also occurs when drivers react to sudden events such as avoiding a vehicle coming in the wrong direction, avoiding a potential rear-end crash, being distracted, or avoiding obstacles in the road. Drivers may steer too sharply to avoid a collision only to cause another collision. Overcorrection caWhen overcorrection while driving causes accidentsn cause vehicles to spin out of control, cross into oncoming traffic, or run off the road.

Other Causes of Overcorrection Accidents

  • Driver distraction – Anything that takes the driver’s attention away from the task of driving is a distraction, including talking or texting on cell phones. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that distracted driving claimed 3,522 lives in the U.S. in 2021. 
  • Driver fatigue – Driver fatigue is the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance. It may be caused by a lack of adequate sleep, extended work hours, strenuous work, non-work activities, or a combination of factors, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 
  • Alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers – The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department (FLHSMV) reports that drugs and alcohol affect the body and inhibit the ability to drive safely. Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, controlled substances, and alcoholic beverages can cause impairment and put everyone on Florida’s roads at risk. 
  • Inexperienced drivers – Inexperienced drivers may react differently from more experienced drivers when it comes to overcorrecting. In a simulated driving assessment, nearly 43 percent of newly licensed teen drivers crashed at least once, according to

What to Do When an Overcorrecting Driver Causes an Accident and You Are Injured?

If you have been injured in an accident, you should promptly seek medical attention to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. Once you have done this, it is important that you follow the doctor’s instructions for the duration of your recovery. Keep any evidence from the accident that you may have and avoid speaking with insurance companies.

When Should You Contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or a loved one has been injured because of the negligence of another’s overcorrection while driving, you should contact Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we have received a recovery for you.

Accidents caused by another’s overcorrection can result in severe or fatal injuries. Your life and the lives of your family members may be changed forever. When you contact Spivey Law, we will help you understand your legal rights and options in Florida. We will guide you through the process and aggressively fight for your fair financial, non-financial, and future losses including:

  • Medical expenses related to the accident.
  • Prescription medications
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship, consortium, and enjoyment of life

“You may contact us at 239.337.7483, toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or contact us online at All of our clients have unique personal injury cases, and our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation,” said Attorney Randall L. Spivey



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