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How Can a Pittsburgh Car Accident Be Avoided?

Date: Jul 29th, 2020 By SMT Legal
Categories: Auto Accident

Passenger vehicles can sustain damage from a collision from another vehicle that can be devastating, which means that drivers should exercise caution when on the road. However, accidents can easily occur due to factors such as unawareness of others on the roadway or carelessly changing lanes. At SMT Legal, our Pittsburgh car accident attorneys would like to provide additional safety tips that drivers can exercise in order to reduce the possibility of accidents on the roadways.

Tips for avoiding a car accident

From data provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, car accidents have had a significant impact on the citizens of the state. With the latest reporting year of data, car collisions have contributed to an overall total of more than 128,000 accidents. The data also indicates that these accidents have caused the following:

  • 78,219 injuries
  • 1,190 fatalities

Looking at this information, we can see that car accidents have clearly presented a significant amount of danger. There are numerous safety tips that can assist drivers in avoiding an accident, which could include suggestions such as:

  • Drive without distractions
  • Always use your seatbelt to reduce the possibility of severe injury
  • Be aware of your surroundings, including potential vehicles in blind spots
  • Have an understanding of the capabilities and performance of your vehicle in order to know how effectively you will be able to avoid hazardous situations
  • Ensure regular maintenance of your vehicle to have increased performance for safer driving
  • Observe the area around you routinely to have a constant awareness of vehicles in other lanes
  • Do not drive if you have had a lack of sleep or are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as this will cause slow reactions to hazards or impaired judgment
  • Change lanes with caution in order to avoid collisions
  • Use the fast lane less often in order to avoid the possibility of being contained in that lane, which has significant risks
  • Do not drive while aggravated or angry due to an increase in the chance of being in an accident

Car accidents can lead to devastating injuries

With the previous data, there is an apparent high likelihood of car accidents leading to some type of injury for those involved. It is also not uncommon for victims of car accidents to experience injuries that could include:

Let us work on your behalf

If you or somebody your care about has been injured as a result of the careless or negligent actions of another driver in a car accident, call SMT Legal today. Our experienced and knowledgeable team is ready to assist you by working on your behalf and investigating every aspect of your case in order to secure the maximum compensation you are entitled to, which can include the following:

  • Crash-related medical costs
  • Lost income if you cannot work while recovering
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a negligent driver

If you need a Pittsburgh car accident attorney, contact us today by clicking here for a free consultation of your case or by calling us at 412-765-3345.

 

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