If you’ve ever thought about how people generally feel safe while driving and how many people feel nervous while flying, even though flying is statistically far, far safer than driving, you’ve probably realized that the issue is control.
When people are driving, they feel like they are in control, so they feel like they determine how safe they are. When they’re flying in a plane, that control is taken completely out of their hands, and they simply have to hope that everything goes without incident. This makes them more nervous, despite the fact that plane crashes are very infrequent and it is well known as one of the safest possible ways to travel.
But you don’t have control
However, this view is problematic because you don’t actually have that much control over your safety on the road. Other drivers largely determine that safety.
After all, studies have shown for many years that most car crashes happen because of driver error. The people around you are going to make mistakes. They’re going to tailgate or run red lights. They’re going to go out of turn at a four-way stop or look at their phone while driving.
All of these mistakes can cause accidents, and even the safest driver in the world could be hit by someone else. You may feel like you’re in control of the car, but you could be injured at any time.
If you are, then you need to take a moment to look into your rights to seek financial compensation. This could help you cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and much more.