Getting into a car accident can have serious consequences, both in the short and long term. Oftentimes, even minor accidents result in personal injury like whiplash, back and neck pain, and other types of trauma. More serious car accidents can even be fatal. While there is no way to protect yourself completely, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances that you will be involved in an automobile accident. Here are some of the common causes of car accidents and tips on how to avoid them.
- Distracted Driving – One of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted driving. Driving while distracted can increase your chance of either causing a collision yourself or getting hit by another vehicle. Consequently, it is important to make sure that the road always has your full attention. This way, should any other drivers practice negligent driving, you will have more time to get out of the way and stay safe. And if you are ever in a collision and suspect that the ever driver was distracted in any way, contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
- Failure to Follow Traffic Rules – Following traffic rules is of the utmost importance when you are driving. For example, if you fail to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and yield for traffic in the other direction, you could be the negligent party in an automobile accident. In order to prevent negligence, it is important to make sure that you diligently follow traffic laws. Again, if you suspect that your car accident was the result of another driver’s negligence, contact a personal injury lawyer to pursue the appropriate financial compensation.
If you have recently been in a car accident or simply want to learn more about personal injury claims, call Malman Law at (312) 983-6193. From the moment you decide to retain our legal services, you will enjoy aggressive and immediate representation for your car accident injuries. Call or contact us online to schedule your free and confidential case evaluation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.