Individuals rarely expect to experience a car accident on their day-to-day travels. However, in 2022, Ontario saw more than 350 motor vehicle deaths, making it the most deadly year to date. The team at Beckett wants to ensure your safety from a motor vehicle collision, so keep reading for important tips to remain safely on the road and prevent a serious car crash.
Put Your Phone Away
There are several ways to reduce the risk of a serious motor vehicle accident. Firstly, ensure your mobile device is not distracting you from focusing on the road. Taking your eyes off the road for less than 5 seconds can increase your chances significantly of getting into a motor vehicle collision and result in serious injuries to not only yourself, but to other drivers and pedestrians.
Buckle Up & Reduce Your Speed
When driving, you should always wear your seatbelt. In the case of a motor vehicle accident, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%. In addition, driving at the recommended speed limit while wearing your seatbelt can significantly reduce your risk of collision. Speed kills, and when in combination with not buckling up, serious accidents resulting in injury, and even death, can occur. Therefore prior to driving, ensure your seatbelt is functioning properly and when on the road, obey all speeding regulations. This will not only protect you, but everyone else on the road.
No Alcohol Or Fatigue
Lastly, avoid consuming alcohol before driving and make the decision to stop driving if you are feeling fatigued. These two things can significantly disorient drivers and can cause devastating injuries. If feeling tired, remember to pull over and rest.
Kickstarting a Claim
When the unforeseeable occurs and you experience a motor vehicle accident, whether mild or severe, you could be entitled to compensation. The injuries sustained from car accidents can be incredibly traumatic and therefore navigating legal action on your own can be difficult.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident and are interested in pursuing legal action, a personal injury lawyer can help you receive proper compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial toll a car accident can have.
The Beckett team of lawyers has ample experience in the practice area of motor vehicle collisions. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a car accident, you can be sure that we will be by your side every step of the way and fight for the justice you deserve. Contact us today for your free evaluation!
Published on February 13, 2023