Call Us For A Free Consultation
24/7 Availability

calling phone image 504-410-7988

Strategies to avoid being in a car accident

In 2018, there were roughly 40,000 traffic fatalities throughout the country. There were also 4.5 million traffic-related injuries, which meant that a person was hurt in a car crash every seven seconds on average. While car accidents can take a physical and emotional toll on Louisiana residents who are in one, there are ways to minimize the chances of being in one. For instance, it can be a good idea to keep at least one hand on the steering wheel while driving.

Ideally, an individual will keep two hands on the wheel while making a turn or avoiding an obstacle on the road. Furthermore, individuals should never drive after consuming alcohol or other impairing substances. Drunk driving kills about 10,000 people per year, and those who drive while impaired could go to jail or prison. Properly maintaining a vehicle could help to avoid rollover or other types of accidents.

A vehicle's brakes, electrical components and engine should be checked regularly for damage of other potential safety issues. In some cases, avoiding an accident can be as easy as staying calm while in traffic. While it may be tempting to do so, motorists should refrain from driving in an aggressive manner or from trying to escalate conflicts with other drivers. Taking steps to remain calm can prevent a person from making an impulsive decision that he or she may regret later.

People who are injured in car accidents that were the result of the negligence of another motorist often need extensive medical care and treatment. They might find it advisable to have a lawyer's assistance when seeking compensation for their losses from the at-fault driver.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Super Lawyer 50 Orleans Text Avvo Million Dollar Advocates Forum NAOPIA National Trail Lawyers LA Association For Justice Louisiana State Bar Association
Email Us For A Response

Get The Answers You NeedSchedule A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Contact Module Logo

Vincent P. Scallan Law, LLC
1515 Poydras Street
Suite 1825a
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-410-7988
Fax: 504-588-2114
New Orleans Law Office Map

Vincent P. Scallan Law, LLC