Safety Tips to Avoid Car Accidents
Unfortunately, as many of us know, car accidents happen. They happen for numerous reasons, some of which might not be under your control. Others do cause you to be at fault. However, there are several different things you can do to control and prevent yourself from being at fault for an accident.
Some of them are as follows:
• Make sure your car is in a safe and proper operating condition before going on the road.
• Check your car’s sensors for any issues that may be occurring.
• Always wear a seatbelt.
• Do not drive while using a cellphone.
• Obey all traffic control devices, signs, and lights.
• Double check for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians who share the roadway and are also coming off sidewalks and crosswalks.
• Maintain a safe braking distance from the vehicles in front of you.
• Use your turn signals when changing directions.
TYPES OF CAR CRASHES
The most common types of car crashes are rear end collisions, sideswipes, and T-bone collisions. The majority of these crashes occur due to the other driver being either careless or negligent behind the wheel. Therefore, it is extremely important to have your main focus always be on the road and your surroundings. In addition to doing all of the above, it is also crucial to not be distracted in your vehicle. You are considered distracted anytime you divert your attention away from your driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving includes texting, talking, using your phone, adjusting the radio, setting your navigation, applying makeup, eating or drinking. Texting is actually considered the most dangerous type of distracted driving because it combines visual, manual and cognitive distraction.
Even if you are being as safe and cautious as possible, other drivers on the roadway might not be. Other drivers may be distracted, careless, or negligent, so always be alert and focused. You can be severely injured in any type of car accident. In some cases, these injuries are permanent. Therefore, it is important to know about all of your rights and options after being injured in a car accident that was no fault of your own. To do this, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
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If you were recently injured in a car accident due to another driver’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, “GO TO HALE” – Hale Law, P.A. Insurance companies may have their adjuster try to contact you as soon as possible after learning you are injured to offer a settlement package. Do not settle for less than what you are entitled to with the insurance companies who do not have your best interests in mind. Instead, tell them, “You’re going to Hale” and call us. We look out for your best interests to secure the compensation package you deserve. For a free attorney consultation, you can reach us at 941-735-4529 anytime. We do not get paid unless we win. Call today.