4 Accident-Averting Tips

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When you're hurt in a car accident, there are always a million questions running through your head: Do I need an attorney? Will my insurance cover this? Where can I find a personal injury lawyer? While these questions are important, they aren't as important as one in particular: How did I get into this situation?Just as there are roughly 40 wrong site surgeries performed each week, there are thousands of car accidents. However, most accidents are avoidable had you followed these accident-aversion tips.

Stay in the middle lane

If you are constantly in the far left lane because that's the fast lane, then you are putting yourself in a more dangerous situation. Not only are you going faster but you're probably decreasing your following distance (as is the person behind you). Driving in the center lane means you have a greater possibility of finding an escape route should something happen, like the person in front of you braking on a dime, for instance.

Pay attention to the road

With so many distractions out there, it's amazing that anyone gets anywhere on the roads. That's why it's important to limit your distractions when you're behind the wheel and concentrate on the task at hand: driving. Turn off your cell phone, keep your radio volume to a minimum and try not to do other tasks such as eating or putting on makeup.

Know your blindspots

Blindspots are a driver's worst enemy. No matter how good of a driver you may think you are, everyone is guilty of merging into a lane (thinking the coast is clear) and coming close to hitting a car that was invisible just a moment ago. Being aware of your blind spots in your vehicle can help you avoid hasty decisions that could potentially result in an accident.

Watch other drivers

Most of the time you get behind the wheel, other drivers will be your downfall. It's important to identify drivers that you should steer clear of, particularly if they're swerving or driving recklessly. Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time, so it's important to always be vigilant when you get behind the wheel. You can't change how other people drive, but you can adapt your driving to compensate. If you've been in an accident and need an attorney, call us today.


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