How to Avoid a Distracted Driving Accident
Being involved in a serious car accident could change your life, and not for the better. For many victims, life after an accident will never be the same and getting the help you need to move on and make a full recovery isn’t as simple or as fair as it should be. That’s why prevention of accidents is critical, especially when it comes to distracted driving. Although you can’t control what other drivers are doing on the road, you can control your own actions. And what you do, or don’t do, could very well keep you from being involved in an accident.
Best Ways to Avoid Being Involved in a Distracted Driving Accident
Distracted driving accidents in Phoenix are among the more than 1,660 collisions involving distraction that are recorded in the state of Arizona each year by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). But you don’t have to be among the numbers reported. Practice distracted driving crash prevention by using these techniques for safety.
- Don’t use your cell phone when you’re driving. Cell phone use, whether texting or talking on the phone, is noted as one of the number one causes of distracted driving crashes. If you need your phone for an emergency, pull off the road, and use hands-free devices whenever possible.
- Don’t drive tired. Fatigue is a serious problem when it comes to driving. Fatigue makes it impossible to focus on the road and on what the other drivers around you are doing. Instead you’ll be focused on trying to stay awake.
- Be a truly defensive driver. Pay attention to what other drivers are doing on the road, and if they seem distracted by cell phones or something else, try to safely maneuver away from them.
- Don’t let road rage or frustration get the better of you. Honking may startle a distracted driver, prompting an accident. Tailgating a distracted driver likely also won’t lead anywhere good.
- Drive safely. Drive at the speed limit or at a speed safe for conditions, wear your seat belt, focus on the road, and do everything else you know to be a safe practice for driving on the roads of Phoenix.
What Should I do if I’m Injured in a Phoenix Car Accident?
If you do everything possible to keep yourself safe on the road but are still involved, and injured, in an accident, it’s important to get help right away. Visiting the doctor or the hospital is the number one priority to ensure that you receive proper treatment for your injuries. And then reaching out to your insurance company and to a skilled Phoenix personal injury attorney should quickly follow. Having the right personal injury attorney on your side can help to ensure that the insurance company doesn’t pressure you into a deal that isn’t right for you and your recovery, and can help to secure stability for your future.
What a Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney Can Do For You
Having the right personal injury attorney on your side after a serious Phoenix distracted driving accident can make all the difference in your recovery. The attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. work hard to build a strong case for you based on evidence from your accident, accident reports, medical reports, witness statements and interviews, and more. We negotiate hard on your behalf to ensure that you receive the best compensation possible for your injuries, medical care, time lost from work, personal pain and suffering, as well as other damages and expenses related to the collision and its aftermath. To start the conversation about your recovery right now, reach out for help from the Husband and Wife Law Team attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer.