The vast majority of car accidents could have been avoided — if only the people involved in the accidents had acted appropriately, carefully and in compliance with the rules of the road. The saddest part of any car accident death is that it didn’t have to happen in the first place. If you want to avoid becoming a statistic and lessen your chances of dying in an auto collision, follow these tips:
Never use a smartphone while operating a motor vehicle: This means no Facebook, no texting, no taking photos and no phone calls. In fact, keep your smartphone out of reach.
Don’t speed: This will reduce the threat of losing control of your car. If you do get into a crash, injuries and damages will be reduced if you’re following the speed limit.
Never drink any amount of alcohol before driving: Even small amounts of alcohol will impair your ability to navigate traffic.
Don’t ride the bumper of the car ahead: Countless unnecessary accidents happen because drivers don’t give each other adequate room on the road.
Always wear your seat belt: Putting on a seat belt is the single most effective thing you can do to avoid death in the event of an unplanned auto collision.
If you were seriously hurt in a Virginia Beach car accident even though you drove responsibly and followed the rules of the road, it’s possible that another party was at fault and liable for your accident and injuries. Our law office is available to evaluate your situation and help you determine your legal rights and options.