There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get from A to B without being involved in a serious auto collision — that is, if everyone else on the road were attentive, defensive and law-abiding motorists. Unfortunately, no matter how safe and careful we are on the road, there will be an unlimited number of drivers who are not. This is why, if we hope to reduce our chances of injury in an auto accident, we need to take extra precaution, such as:
Making sure you are driving the safest car you can afford: Your car needs to be well maintained mechanically. When you keep your vehicle in excellent condition, it will stop faster and be more agile if you need to make any split-second, evasive maneuvers required to avoid a collision. As for buying new, when you buy a new, modern vehicle with the latest safety features, you will also benefit from having a car that’s more capable of avoiding accidents. Also, in the event of a crash, a newer automobile may be better equipped at reducing the severity of your injuries.
Keep your smartphone out of reach: For many of us, it’s not enough to simply tell yourself not to use your smartphone while driving. You need to physically place your phone out of reach to prevent the temptation of picking it up. If you’re one of these people, you know who you are. Distracted driving while using a smartphone is causing more deaths and catastrophic injuries on the road than most of us care to admit. Choose to be the smart one and keep your smartphone out of reach.
Were you hurt in an auto collision? You might be able to pursue financial compensation relating to your injuries and damages. Our law firm can help you evaluate your legal rights and options in this regard.