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June 2017 Archives

Tips for avoiding distracted drivers

You have seen them while you have been sitting in traffic -- the teenager sending a text, the executive checking his email, and that one time you actually saw someone steering their car with a knee while eating a sandwich. In a world where multitasking is the key to getting things done, distracted drivers are everywhere and they account for a significant numbers of motor vehicle accidents. Fortunately, there are things you can look out for in order to spot and avoid distracted drivers.

After a car accident, document everything

Imagine driving to the supermarket on Friday to stock up on food and drinks for your Saturday barbeque. You were almost there when another driver ran a stop sign and hit you on the passenger side of your sedan. The impact was enough to leave you with an injured neck and back. It is likely that your car is totaled. Now, you will have to buy a new vehicle, pay for medical treatment, and miss work until your doctor clears you to return. Since the other driver was at fault in the accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and the damage to your car.