Most of us spend a substantial amount of our time in cars, whether commuting to and from work, carting kids to school and baseball or soccer games, or running around town doing errands. In a year, the average driver travels almost 11,000 miles and is in the car nearly 300 hours. And while you may be worried about tired or drunk drivers, inexperienced carloads of teens on the road, or even having to slam on the brakes for wildlife on back roads, the greatest threat to your safety on the road is one that only seems to be increasing: distracted drivers. Because of this, it’s very important to be on the defensive when driving, keeping an eye out for drivers who don’t seem to be giving their full attention to the road, and making sure that texts or calls don’t distract you as well.
No matter how many precautions we may take on the road, car accidents most certainly happen—and most drivers will experience at least a few fender benders in their lives. You may be quite shaken up should that happen—no matter the severity—so it’s important to know what to do ahead of time.
The following five tips will help prepare you, should an accident occur.
If you have been seriously hurt, you may be left dealing with questions, the insurance company, hospital bills, and more. While you might be tempted to try to handle everything on your own, a personal injury firm like Heintz & Becker will be able to help you with any legal needs and compensation that you may be owed from your insurance company. Our firm will offer you hands-on representation directly from an experienced attorney.
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