Tips to Protect Yourself After a Car Accident

The one mistake people make immediately following a car accident is to protect themselves from liability. Most of us do things in the car that break the law or are considered unsafe. Sometimes, even the most innocuous of actions, such as eating and drinking, or putting on makeup in the car, distract us and take away from our attention on the road.

At Fischer & Associates, LLC Attorneys At Law, not only are we advocates for injury victims, but we also promote awareness and strive to help others prevent an accident before it can happen. It is unfortunate that we cannot fully stop an accident from happening; after all, other drivers’ actions are simply beyond our control. That is why we are here to help.

Keep reading our blog for more about how to the ways to protect yourself as you are traveling on the road.

Some of Our Tips to Help You

It can be disheartening to know that another person or group of people can change the course of our lives in a matter of seconds. Avoid giving power over to those thoughts. Because having the foreknowledge of what to expect if you are ever in an accident can be useful in the long run, and even prevent the situation from worsening.

Some of the most common reasons that car accidents occur:

  • Distracted driving
    • Texting and driving
    • Adjusting the radio dials
    • Talking with passengers
    • Putting on makeup, shaving, or grooming
    • Any activity that requires you to take your eyes off the road or hands off the wheel
  • Traffic violations
    • Speeding
    • Reckless driving
    • Running a red light or a stop sign
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • Failing to adjust driving based on the weather conditions

Immediately following an accident, you should obtain the identifying information of the other driver, which includes the license plate number and insurance. Call for emergency medical help if anyone has suffered serious injuries. You should also notify your insurance company as soon as possible that an accident has occurred. Alert the police to the incident so that they can file a report and may even escort you out of harm’s way if the accident is blocking the flow of traffic or you are stuck in a dangerous area.

Our final piece of advice is to consider consulting with a car accident attorney about the matter. A lawyer can help you make sense of the situation and help you maximize the potential recovery of your losses. That is precisely what our Birmingham personal injury lawyers do at Fischer & Associates, LLC Attorneys At Law.

We have recovered over $170 million in compensation for our clients. Our success at helping clients find a satisfactory solution is simply unmatched. We offer only world-class legal representation, with a sophisticated approach to justice.

To make an appointment with us, call us today at (205) 598-2531.