They say that prevention is better than a cure and this is certainly true when it comes to injuries and car accidents. While in many cases it is possible to recover physically and mentally with the right medical support, and to get financial compensation with the right car accident lawyer, most would agree they would rather avoid the mental and physical trauma involved with a car crash entirely. And this is very important, considering that any future accidents may be even more severe and life-changing, for you or a third party.
Any Miami car accident attorney should be intimately familiar with the details of car accidents. These are among the most common cases that wind up at our door and we’ve heard the same stories time after time. In this post, we’ll describe the best ways to avoid car accidents, from the perspective of a Miami car accident lawyer.
Get the Best Training
It all starts with the way you are taught to drive and not all driving schools are created equal. Always read reviews of your driving instructor and don’t think of the end goal as merely passing the course. The end goal is to pass and to be safe on the roads.
The training shouldn’t end there. It is often said that we really learn to drive only once we’re set loose on the roads alone. You wouldn’t believe how many parties in car crash cases involve someone who has just recently passed their test. Take it slow, know your limitations, and consider getting extra tutelage to explain things like ‘defensive driving’. It saves lives.
Use the Safety Features
Cars move down motorways at nearly a hundred miles an hour – it’s no wonder that they’re often the cause of accidents. That’s why they have so many safety features built-in and why it’s crucial that you make the most of these.
Make sure that the seatbelt is worn correctly, adjust the height so that the shoulder harness is across the chest with minimal slack and that the lap belt is snug and low across your hips. Make sure your seat is in an upright position, and that your air bags are fully functional.
A lot of cases that car accident lawyers in Miami handle are much more mundane than that. They tend to be accidents that are caused on the same routes that the drivers take every day: around town, or during the school run.
That’s partly because drivers end up complacent when they’re going about their regular routine. Not only that, but when they are late to work, school, or wherever else they need to be, they tend to rush and forget the small details.
So, leave early and remember that it’s more important to arrive in one piece, than it is to arrive on time!
Finally, always make sure that you drive cautiously and don’t go above the limit. Leave a sufficient amount of space between yourself and the car in front of you. Put your lights on when it starts to get dark. In general, make sure that you are driving safely and doing everything you can to keep yourself safe, as well as others on the road.
If you do that, then not only can you reduce your chances of having an accident, but you can also ensure that you lower the chances of being held liable for an accident.
We handle a variety of cases, so call us now if you have any questions.
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