We spend a lot of time talking about car, bus and truck accidents in Philadelphia and the importance of obtaining a Philadelphia car accident lawyer. If you have been involved in an accident involving a serious injury, it is important you seek a car accident lawyer in Philadelphia as soon as possible. Of course the best way to avoid an injury is to avoid an accident. We thought it would be a good idea to discuss some common types of accidents and what you can do to prevent them.
Avoiding Rear End Collisions
Many rear-end collisions can be avoided by simply allowing enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. This sounds easier than sometimes possible. Of course, another big reason for rear-end collisions is distracted driving. If you are paying attention to a cellphone, text message or looking at something along the highway, it only takes a sudden stop from the vehicle in front of you to cause a problem. Do not drive while distracted and allow enough space between moving vehicles.
Avoiding Side-Impact Collisions
Side impact collisions are frightening because they can occur anytime when you are driving down a road, even with the right-of-way. If another driver misses a stop sign or goes through a red light you can be caught in a side impact, or what is called a T-bone collision. You can best avoid them by paying attention as you travel through every intersection. You can also be safer by looking in both directions before proceeding when a light turns green.
Accidents Caused by Speed
Excessive speed doesn't always mean exceeding the speed limit. There can be excessive speed for the current road or traffic conditions. Heavy rains or snow can make the posted speed limit excessive. Rush hour traffic can make the posted speed limit excessive. We've all witnessed drivers who speed through heavy traffic, weaving in and out, potentially causing problems. Traveling at a safe speed for the current conditions can help you avoid accidents.
Collisions with Animals
Collisions with large animals like deer seem to come out of nowhere. These animals are quick and unpredictable, and that makes these types of accidents tough to avoid. It may help to know that most deer accidents occur in the spring and summer at dusk. You can help avoid them by being watchful in these seasons and by using your high beams when traveling rural roads at night.
Collisions with Stationary Objects
Collisions with stationary objects such as utility poles, trees, road signage and parked cars are often due to distracted driving, or loss of control. Of course excessive speed can cause loss of control as well. Other than some critical mechanical failure, collisions with stationary objects are likely to be the driver's fault. When you are behind the wheel, make driving your number one priority and avoid these types of accidents.
Practice defensive driving techniques at all times and be aware of your surroundings. If you feel you could use a refresher course, there are online defensive driving courses that are affordable, and may save you on your auto insurance costs. Remember, the best way to avoid needing a car accident lawyer is by avoiding an accident. If you have experienced such an accident, please contact us. Getting legal representation is critical when you are involved in a car accident. Contact us and let us help.
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Philadelphia, PA 19102