No one wants to be in a car accident. Accidents do happen, though, and when they do, the accident victim needs legal help to get through the aftermath. There will be damage to the vehicle, a question of liability, and not knowing if the car insurance company will take care of the damages. Concerns with personal injuries and lost time at work may also be a consideration. One way to prevent accidents is to make an effort to be a better, safer driver.
There is Legal Help For Car Accident Victims
When in spite of everything you can do to be a safe driver an accident happens, your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company might do their best to take care of you, your car, and any medical expenses, and that is great. But, what if the other driver is not insured or if their insurance company denies your claim or is claiming you are partly to blame? What do you do? It is good to know that at Wagoner | Desai, PLLC, our legal team has experience helping injured drivers get justice and fair legal compensation from car insurance companies.
What if the car accident was all or partly your fault? This is a time when it is especially important to have a good legal team working for you for the best outcome possible. Residents of Morgantown and the surrounding area have a good car accident legal firm to help them when accidents happen.
Tips for Becoming a Better Driver
No matter how good a driver a person is, there may be room for improvement. From time to time, it is good to review safe driving information in case we have overlooked some information. Here is some advice from experts.
1. Take a defensive driving class. There are both online and in-person defensive driving courses, and by taking them, a driver may even get money off their car insurance premiums. For drivers who have been on the road for quite a while, a refresher course can be very informative.
2. Get better at precision parking and at safely leaving a parking place on the street.
3. Find the right place for your hands on the steering wheel to have more control and stability while driving. The guidelines have changed.
4. Don’t drive when you are sleepy or otherwise impaired. Drowsiness, alcohol, new medications, or illnesses like colds and flu can all impair a person’s driving.
5. Drive the speed limit and avoid speeding, which increases your chances of being involved in an accident or getting a speeding ticket. When driving conditions are poor, adjust your driving speed for safety.
6. When in traffic, leave more space between cars. Pay attention to not only the car directly in front but cars and conditions further ahead. This will reduce the chances of a nose-to-tail or rear-end accident.
7. When in stop and go or slow traffic, stay in the same lane rather than weaving between lanes. If everyone stayed in their lanes, traffic would actually move faster.
8. Check the adjustment of your mirrors regularly, and adjust them to eliminate blind spots and give you the best visibility for safe driving. Then, remember to use those mirrors often.
9. Let other drivers know what you plan to do by signaling turns well in advance and making sure brake lights are in good working order. Also, don’t make sudden or jerky moves when driving, such as riding the brake or suddenly speeding up or slowing down. A relatively constant speed is best.
10. Don’t drive distracted by phones or other things that take your attention off the road. When you are driving, your full attention should always be on the road and traffic around you.