Avoid These 3 Behaviors to Significantly Lower Your Chance of Being Involved in an Auto Accident
No one wants to get into a car accident yet it happens to people in California and around the country every single day. There is no way to prevent 100% of accidents but there are steps that can be taken to lower your chances of being involved in an auto accident. Read on to learn three behaviors you can avoid. If you have already been in an accident, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Driving While Distracted
If you drive faster than the speed limit you are significantly increasing both the chance that you will be in an accident and that the accident will have catastrophic results. Driving too fast means it takes longer to stop. It means that you have less control over your vehicle when you are turning, go over a pothole, or take part in many other activities that would otherwise be safe. The faster you go the longer it takes to stop – so do not speed.
If you get behind the wheel after you have been drinking or taking drugs – even certain prescription medications – you could be putting yourself and anyone else on the road in serious danger. Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol can reduce your ability to make good decisions, can affect your vision, and can decrease your fine motor skills. You could even fall asleep while driving if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In this day and age of easy access to rideshare vehicles, there is no reason to drink and drive.
It has never been a good idea for a driver to drive while distracted but it has become an even larger issue in recent years. This is due in part because of the increased use of smartphones while driving. While many drivers assume that they can take their eyes from the road for just a few seconds, the truth is that doing so can lead to an accident – it only takes one second to crash into a car that stops suddenly. When you are driving, keep your eyes on the road and keep distractions to a minimum.
Do You Know What to Do if You Are Involved in a Car Accident?
If you are involved in a car accident, do you know what the best thing to do so? It is simple: Contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707. We will begin with a free consultation during which you can find out what your options are. If you have grounds for a case and we decide to take it on, we will do so on a contingency basis. This assures that you pay $0.00 until we win your case. If we are not successful with your case then you owe us nothing.