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Learn two little-known ways to avoid a car accident

On Behalf of | Dec 21, 2018 | Car Accidents, Firm News |

There are numerous suggestions on how to prevent a car crash. Do a quick search on the internet, however, and you’ll likely hear the same advice over and over again. That being said, you will be harder pressed to find these tips — although they could save your life while you are driving your car in Virginia Beach traffic.

Don’t angle your side-view mirrors in toward your car.

Make sure you can’t see your vehicle in the side-view mirrors of your car. This widens your field of view and eliminates (or at least considerably shrinks your blind spot). The more you can see around your car when using your side-view mirrors, the more aware you’ll be of your surroundings and the less likely you’ll end up getting into a serious crash.

Don’t smash the brakes if you blow out a tire.

When you hear your tire blow, your instincts will tell you to hit the brakes. This will only cause what remains of your tire to sheer off your wheel and it could send you into a tailspin. A better reaction is to press the gas pedal gently to maintain speed and control your momentum. Next, slowly allow your car to come to a stop.

Sometimes, no matter how safe you are on the road, you can still get seriously hurt by a negligent or unlawful driver. If this happens to you, learn more about your legal rights and options by reaching out to our law firm. We will listen to your story and help you understand more about the possibility of a claim for compensation.