Tips to Avoid a Car Accident

Each year there are thousands of car accidents across the United States of America. Almost everyone will agree that accidents are scary encounters, many of which needlessly take the lives of parents, children, and siblings. These accidents are the result of many different factors, some of which are outside of everyone’s control. However, many accidents can be avoided by exercising additional care and caution. First and foremost, the attorneys at Colombo Law want you and your loved ones to be safe. When accidents do occur, you can count on us to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. For a risk-free initial consultation, speak with an experienced attorney today.

Eliminate Driving Distractions

There are a number of ways to prevent an accident from occurring. One way is to eliminate driving distractions. Driving distractions are a major cause of accidents. Many drivers report that they often multitask or do other things while driving that can wait until later. Common driving distractions include:

  • Cell Phones: Many drivers report using cell phones while driving for navigation, quick communication, and entertainment purposes.
  • Racing Thoughts: Drivers admit they are often thinking about other things while driving. This limits their ability to focus on what is occurring on the road in front of them.
  • Other Passengers: While it is easy to enjoy a road trip with your friends and family, you want the ride to be a memorable one that everyone can remember as something they enjoyed. Conversation during car rides are a great way to pass time and share a few laughs, but it is important to focus on the road and not on other passengers.

Taking your eyes off of the road for even a few seconds can be deadly. That is why it is important to remain focused and ensure that you are not letting people or technology put your life and the lives of others at risk.

Leave with Ample Time

In many accidents, speed is a contributing factor and a leading cause of accidents. It also has a direct contributor to the severity of accidents. Leaving with time to spare plays a crucial role in getting to your destination safely, as it allows you to slow down on the road. In addition, leaving with ample time allows you to keep your distance between vehicles, potentially saving you and your loved ones from a collision between vehicles. Finally, when you have more time to get to your destination, you are less likely to drive aggressively. Aggressive driving is another major cause of accidents and incidents related to road rage.

Contact Colombo Law

If your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in West Virginia, contact Colombo Law today. Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown and assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. We are here for all of your personal injury needs. Contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation.


by Colombo Law
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