Automobile accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases attorneys handle.
Unfortunately, they are not completely avoidable, but if you take certain precautions you may be able to avoid being injured in a car accident in Maryland.
Maintain a safe distance
Don’t tailgate. Give yourself enough time to stop if traffic comes to a sudden halt. This might help prevent the car behind you from rear-ending your vehicle.
Follow the rules of the road
Rules of the road are safety rules that keep us all safe. If everyone follows them, then we should all be able to avoid accidents. So, when you get behind the wheel of a car make sure that you follow the rules of the road. Every driver gets on the road hoping that other drivers will obey the rules. It starts with you.
Be cautious of road conditions
Maryland was hit with an early Spring snow storm. Road conditions deteriorated quickly and accidents started to happen. But, even if, we’re not in the middle of a snowstorm, you should be aware of the road conditions. Take into account wet and slippery conditions while driving.
Wear a seatbelt
Wearing a seatbelt has become so ingrained in our society, but it is still important to remind people that wearing a seatbelt can save your life. Make sure you and your passengers are wearing your seatbelts before you start driving.
Do not drive distracted
A common cause of accidents is distracted driving. Put your cell phone away and focus on the road.
Schedule a free personal injury consultation today
Looking for a reliable and experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer? The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers are proud to provide exceptional legal help to those in need throughout the state. We take a personal interest in each of our clients, provide expert legal advice, and will advocate for you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers are located in Westminster, Columbia, and Frederick, Maryland.