I encourage all to read an article in AutoMedia about driving smart and simple tips for safety. Although we all have heard this advice before, a little reminder can’t hurt, in fact, it might save a life, maybe your own. According to the recent studies, 80% of all auto accidents are caused by driver error – meaning they didn’t have to happen. Roadways are a dangerous place. While it is impossible to entirely limit the risk of being involved in a car accident, driving responsibly is the first step in preventing auto accidents.
Since driver’s error is one of the most common causes of auto accidents, remembering some of these safety tips can prevent injuries and fatalities.
1. Keep your vehicle in good repair. Have your car maintained regularly. Is it running and operating efficiently? Are the tires in good condition with the proper air pressure? Are the brakes working properly?
2. Always wear your seatbelts and do not start the car until all passengers buckle up.
3. Never drink and drive. Alcohol impairs your judgment and slows your reaction time.
4. Obey traffic rules, road signs, and the speed limit
5. Be aware of road and weather conditions and driving accordingly.
6. Avoid distractions such as talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, and drinking while driving. Pay attention and focus on driving and the road.
7. Maintain a considerable amount of distance from other vehicles. Err on the side of caution.
8. Avoid aggressive driving and keep the vehicle on pavement.
9. Be aware of your surroundings. Keep your eyes on the road at all times and be aware of other vehicles and pedestrians.
10. Exercise caution when driving through an intersection.
So, you carefully followed all these safety tips and were in an unfortunate accident. What do you do? This advice is equally as important.
1. Contact the proper authorities – Call 911 to dispatch the police, fire department, paramedics.
2. Write down names and contact information of the parties involved.
3. Write down all insurance information from liable parties.
3. Never accept fault at the scene of the accident.
4. Record the facts and events that took place.
5. Get immediate medical attention even if you think you are not injured. Some injuries may occur days later.
6. If you have been injured, keep a copy of the medical report in case it is necessary for future legal actions.
7. Consult an auto accident attorney for proper legal advice and action to pursue.
Lawsuit Financial urges everyone to due periodic car maintenance checks, follow traffic rules and regulations, and keep your eye on the road. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or a loved one is killed in an auto accident at no fault of your own, you may be entitle to compensation for your injuries and losses. It is important to contact an attorney that specializes in auto accident litigation. If you need assistance locating an attorney,Lawsuit Financial would be happy to help you. We have built a strategic relationship with auto attorneys all over the country and can locate a specialist in your area within 24 – 48 hours. This is a free service to you.
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As the article states, “Drive safe, take care – and our very best, sincere wishes that you get there in one piece.”
Attorney, certified civil mediator, and award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Betrayal Series—Mark Bello is also the CEO of Lawsuit Financial and the country’s leading expert in providing non-recourse lawsuit funding to plaintiffs involved in pending litigation. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, a sustaining member of the Michigan Association for Justice, and a member of the American Association for Justice.