We all need our vehicles to get around. Unfortunately, traveling often comes with its risks; mainly car accidents. Luckily, there are some very simple things you can do to avoid a car accident as well as some things to do if you are in one. Be sure to keep these in mind as you go through your daily driving excursions.
The first thing you should do to prevent a car accident is to follow all traffic rules. Always use your blinkers to change lanes and turn and don’t follow the car in front of you too closely. You should also make sure your vehicle is fitted with the latest safety devices, like seat belts and mirrors.
Your passengers can also help you avoid car accidents by staying calm, seated and quiet throughout the trip. This is especially true for children. Avoid using your phone while you are driving and never drive while you are tired. These are all some great ways to avoid getting in a car accident.
After an Accident
If you ever do find yourself in an accident, here are some things you should do:
- Stay calm
- Check on passengers and other driver
- Move cars from roadways if safe to do so
- Contact police
- Take pictures
- Never admit fault
- Exchange information
- Contact your attorney
- Contact insurance company
Accidents can definitely be a stressful experience, especially when it is difficult to determine who is at fault or if someone becomes injured. If you are ever in this situation, be sure to contact us to learn more about your legal rights and obligations.