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Common causes of car accidents

On Behalf of | Dec 6, 2022 | Car Accidents

Although you cannot plan for a car crash ahead of time, you may be able to take steps to minimize your risk of being involved in one while traveling in Georgia. For example, maintaining an adequate following distance may reduce the risk of a rear-end collision. Paying attention to your surroundings may prevent accidents that occur while backing out of a driveway or parking spot.

Check your blind spots

Checking your blind spots may reduce the chances of colliding with an object while attempting to make a lane change. Glancing at your vehicle’s side mirrors is typically the most effective way to check these areas in a safe and timely manner. Newer vehicles may have blind spot monitors that will let you know if it’s not safe to move from your current position.

Even minor crashes can be devastating

Collisions can result in significant property damage or bodily injury regardless of your speed at the time of a car accident. Pedestrians may be especially vulnerable to collisions of any kind as they lack the type of protection afforded to those in vehicles. You may be able to avoid low speed collisions by coming to a complete stop at intersections or traffic lights. You may further reduce your risk of a crash by avoiding distractions and refraining from driving while tired or impaired by controlled substances.

A motor vehicle accident may result in costly repair bills and injuries that might take weeks or months to recover from. If you are involved in a crash caused by a negligent driver, you may receive compensation to repair your vehicle, pay medical bills or pay other costs related to the defendant’s actions.