As many people are still working from home, attending school virtually, and trying to socially distance as much as possible, the roads are more quiet than normal.
Traffic has, to no surprise, decreased tremendously across the country.
But as personal injury attorneys, we’ve still seen a decrease in something on the road – high-speed accidents.
With open roads, drivers are traveling at much higher rates of speed. And with these higher rates of speed come much more damaging accidents.
Tips for Preventing A High-Speed Accident
Damage and injuries done by a high-speed accident are significant. Here are a few ways to help prevent one from happening in the first place:
- Plan your route ahead of time and leave yourself extra time to arrive at your destination. Speeding isn’t usually something people plan to do, but often something they do as a result of things like running late. Always allow yourself a few extra minutes to get where you are going in case of unforeseen delays.
- Keep an eye on your speedometer. Is it likely that you will drive 100 mph and not even notice it? Probably not. But regardless, you should always keep an eye on your speedometer to ensure you are following the law and helping to protect yourself and those around you.
- Be alert. Defensive driving is one of the only ways to help protect yourself from how others choose to drive. Be aware of those around you. Are they swerving? Do they seem to be driving extra fast? Are they on their phone? If someone is displaying dangerous driving habits, do your best to put distance between you and them, if and when possible.
A Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta on Your Side
Unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts, accidents are not entirely avoidable. We are human – we make mistakes. And cars are man-made machines, things go wrong.
In the event that you find yourself involved in a high-speed accident and you were hurt, one of your first steps should be to call a personal injury attorney.
At The Wright Law Alliance, our personal injury attorneys will help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Give us a call today to see how we can help you. 404-373-9933