Personal Injuries: Basic Knowledge For You

3 Ways To Avoid A Car Accident

Getting in a car accident is a great way to ruin your day. If you live in a high-traffic area or a college town, you may be at greater risk for getting in a car accident. But there are ways to drive smart and avoid most car accidents. Here's how.

Be a Defensive Driver

If you live in an area with a lot of large intersections or travel on the freeway to work, you've probably seen your fair share of bad drivers. While you can't control what others do in or with their cars, you can control your car. If you see someone swerving into your lane, send a friendly honk to alert the driver that something is wrong. If a crazy driver is weaving through cars to get ahead, move over to the slow lane if it's safe and just let them pass. Don't let your ego get the best of you and race them!

Drive Smart in Rush Hour

We all know how frustrating it can be to drive during rush hour. While it may be tempting to tailgate the car in front of you,you're actually making things worse! The best way to alleviate congestion on the highway is to maintain a steady pace, even if it has to be slower than the speed limit you're used to driving. If you have to let the car in front of you get a few car lengths ahead, it's ok. You'll be stepping on your brakes less often, which alleviates the pesky stop-and-go feeling we all hate.

Err on the Side of Caution

Are you an impatient driver? If so, you're probably used to driving through "orange" lights, sliding through the left turn lane after the car before you has hit a red light, and other dangerous maneuvers for the sake of time. While doing these things can help you get home faster, you never know when a car won't see you turning left behind a line of cars and T-bone you. So when you're tempted to slide in under the wire, just wait for the next light. It's not worth the car repairs or potentially losing your life.

Follow these 3 safety tips while on the road and you'll have a perfect driving record to be proud of. More than that, you'll avoid most potential car accidents. If you do end up in a car accident, make sure to call a car accident attorney such as Todd East Attorney at Law right away to prevent financial ruin and lots of stress. 

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Personal Injuries: Basic Knowledge For You

I have worked as a legal office assistant for about 20 years. The office specializes in personal injury claims, and many clients are looking for settlements. I have great compassion for the individuals I see, and most people are looking for money to pay their bills. Unfortunately, insurance claims are difficult and clients often file the wrong paperwork. They don't see many doctors due to costs, and settlement offers are generally low. I know that lawyers can help to raise claims substantially. They know the law and they can offer advice to clients so good results are seen. I want you to learn some basic information about personal injuries, insurance settlements, and the general claims process. Your rights and needs are important, but it's difficult to secure a settlement if you know nothing about the law. Gain some knowledge today, so your personal injury decisions are the right ones.

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