Each year, there are millions of car crashes that happen throughout the United States. According to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were an estimated 6,452,000 traffic crashes that were reported to police in 2017. Of these crashes, about 1,889,000 of them resulted in injuries and more than 34,000 of the crashes resulted in at least one fatality.
Car accidents happen when you least expect them and they can cause serious injuries and even death. It has been noted that many, if not most car accidents occur because of some sort of driver error. Here are a few tips to keep you safe while on the road and decrease your chances of being in a car accident:
Distracted driving has become a large problem with the rise of smartphones and other electronic devices. When you are behind the wheel, your full and undivided attention should be on driving and the road in front of you. Getting distracted by your cell phone or other things in the car can cause you to be unaware of things happening outside.
Speed limits exist for a reason -- for the safety of yourself and others. They may seem arbitrary, but it is important for you to obey the speed limit when you are driving. Not only is speeding a danger to yourself and others on the road, but you can also end up in trouble if you are caught speeding.
You should always keep adequate space between you and the car in front of you. A general rule of thumb is to have at least a car’s length between you and the person in front of you. This gives you adequate time to stop if the car in front of you stops suddenly or to react to other things that may cross your path.
You could follow all of these driving tips and still end up in a car accident because of another driver’s ignorance. If you have been in a car accident, you know how devastating they can be -- contacting a Lombard, IL car accident injury lawyer is your best bet at receiving fair compensation. At the Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we can help you get compensation for your injuries, expensive medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call our office today at 630-932-9100 to set up a consultation at no charge to you.
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