After an auto accident, an
auto accident lawyer, insurance company, police officer, and court of law may try to determine
who was at fault for the accident, and responsible for ensuing damages.
You can’t always avoid an auto accident when other drivers are behaving
recklessly or negligently. You can reduce your risk of causing an auto
accident by following these safety tips.
Allowing Distractions While Driving
To be a safe, conscientious driver, you should limit or eliminate distractions
while you’re driving. Don’t text, take phone calls, play with
your phone, radio, iPod or CD player, adjust mirrors or vents, eat, or
drink while driving. While your eyes are off the road for just a second,
you can miss an important road sign or hazard, resulting in a dangerous accident.
Driving While Impaired or Intoxicated
If you’re extremely fatigued while driving, you aren’t going
to be a safe, capable driver. Intense fatigue makes it difficult to concentrate
on the road, significantly lowers your reaction time, and increases your
risk of falling asleep behind the wheel. Likewise, don’t drive while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Your judgment and reaction time
will be impaired, and you’ll drive recklessly, endangering yourself
Speeding reduces the amount of time you have to react to a hazard or danger,
and also severely increases your risk of injury if you are in an accident.
Follow all posted speed limit signs, don’t follow the car ahead
of you too closely, and adjust your speed to weather conditions, road
conditions, and any perceived road hazards.
If you have recently been the
victim of an auto accident, the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers can help. Kevin Childers,
P.C., is a highly qualified and experienced car accident lawyer in Prince
William County, VA. As an accident attorney or wrongful death attorney,
he represents victims and their families in court, and seeks monetary
awards on their behalf for physical and emotional damages. To schedule
an appointment with Kevin Childers, P.C., call our office today at (703) 330-6300.