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Three Tips To Lower Your Risk of Rear-End Accidents

 Posted on February 26, 2024 in Car Accidents

Waukegan, IL rear end car crash lawyerA car accident is rarely, if ever, a planned event. However, these things happen daily in all areas of the country and you should always be proactive in your safe driving practices to help prevent your involvement in a rear-end collision. The major offenders of rear-end collisions include following other vehicles too closely, distracted driving, and driving impaired. Drivers involved in rear-end collisions should seek out an experienced attorney on what they should do concerning legal matters for damages that occur.

Maintain a Safe Driving Distance

You should always keep at least one car’s length of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This helps to reduce the risk of a rear-end collision in the event that you must stop immediately. Being bumper-to-bumper with the nearest vehicle is a recipe for disaster. You never know whether or not the driver is distracted, intoxicated, nervous, or fatigued. You can only worry about your own situation and safe driving practices to get you to where you are going in one piece.

On the other side of the coin, you should be aware of those vehicles that are following too closely behind you. If it is evident that they are being impatient, it may be smarter to approach the situation by signaling a lane change and allowing them to pass if possible.

Maintain Environmental Awareness

Get into a habit of checking your mirrors often to be more aware of what surrounds you. This includes checking your blind spots and leaving enough space for other vehicles to pass you if necessary. It is also a good rule of thumb to remain predictable to other drivers so that they are more aware of your actions and can take appropriate steps to avoid colliding with you. Use turn signals, gradually slow at stop signs and traffic lights, and refrain from making any sudden lane changes.

Avoid Distractions

Distractions are in abundance these days while driving. It is far too common that someone late for work will choose to shave while driving, eat their breakfast while driving, or use their cell phone illegally. In all of these situations, the distractions can get you in serious trouble with the law as well as pose a potential risk for a rear-end collision or worse. Do yourself a favor and avoid any unnecessary distractions while driving and maintain focus on the road and those who share it.

Contact a Lake County, IL Car Accident Attorney

Injuries happen all too often in rear-end collisions, some of which may not be immediately apparent. When you are injured in a car accident and intend to seek compensation for injuries and other damages sustained, it is important to phone a skillful Waukegan, IL rear-end collision lawyer to handle the legal work. Salvi & Maher, LLP is available to do the legal heavy lifting on your behalf to prove negligence in your situation. Contact the firm at 847-662-3303 for a free consultation to discuss your options.

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