Some car accidents are inevitable and would have happened no matter what precautions were taken. In other cases, you might wonder if your West Virginia car accident could have easily been avoided based on the circumstances of your case. There are many types of defensive driving that you can engage in to help prevent these serious accidents, and today, we would like to focus on a few.
Preventing Accidents with These Easy Tips
Avoiding Distracted Driving: We have many types of distractions in our daily lives as is, so we certainly do not need them on our roadways. Each day in the United States, statistics show us that approximately nine people will lose their lives and more than 1,000 injuries will take place due to distracted drivers. West Virginia is no stranger to these horrific accidents. There are many types of distracted driving that very easily lead to severe accidents on our roads, including cell phone use, using the radio, or fiddling with a GPS. You need all of your attention on the roads at all times or else a serious accident could take place right before your eyes.
Being Aware of Blind Spots: You should always scan the area around you to ensure that you can see and that you are likely being seen by the other drivers who share the roads, especially those with particularly large vehicles who might miss you. As you are changing lanes, you can avoid serious crashes by quickly turning around just to make sure one last time that you are not missing a driver.
Never Speeding: Speeding contributes to so many accidents every year by drivers who think that they are on a racetrack. By reducing speed and abiding by the limits, or going even lower when the weather conditions call for it, you can avoid an accident that could have otherwise led to serious or even fatal results. The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood that you will lose your life in an accident – or take the life of another individual.
Limiting Nighttime Driving: Driving at night is difficult for every driver, not just those who fail to see as well at night. Visibility reduction takes place, as well as the fact that more drunk drivers invade the roads at night.
Never Making Assumptions: By trying to predict what another driver is going to do, you could be making a serious and even fatal mistake. You might assume that a driver is about to stop at a stop sign but they might not, which is why you want to stop and make completely sure that their actions are what their current stance shows. You should always be as cautious as ever in any scenario.
Car Checkups: By ensuring that your vehicle is always in its best condition, you can also avoid many serious collisions. This means making sure that your brakes are working, ensuring that your tires are always pumped up, your fluids topped off, and many other important aspects are taken care of which can keep you and others safe.
How a West Virginia Accident Attorney Can Assist You
At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to protect your rights and ensure that you are able to move forward with ease following a serious West Virginia car accident. Perhaps you have been feeling lost after your accident and are not sure of where to turn. We are here for you every step of the way. Please contact us for the help you deserve at (304) 713-2014.