Every day, car accidents happen all around the United States. While some of them might be considered minor fender-benders, others can result in serious injury or death. Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of car accidents that can occur on the road. But what causes these accidents? And how can you avoid being involved in one?
This can mean anything from talking on the phone to eating while behind the wheel. Taking your eyes off the road, even for a split second, can result in a serious accident. If you must use your phone while driving, make sure to pull over to a safe location first.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is never a good idea. Not only is it illegal in all 50 states, but it’s also incredibly dangerous. If you’ve been drinking, make sure to get a sober ride home or stay where you are for the night.
Whether you’ve been driving for hours on end or you’re just not well-rested, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. If you start to feel tired while behind the wheel, pull over to a rest stop and take a short nap.
Ignoring Traffic Signals and Signs
Running a stop sign or red light is not only illegal, but it’s also a surefire way to cause an accident. Obeying traffic signals and signs is crucial to keeping everyone on the road safe. The laws of the road are there for a reason, so make sure to follow them.
Speeding is one of the leading causes of accidents, yet many people still do it daily. If you’re in a hurry, make sure to leave earlier so that you don’t have to speed. And if you’re passing someone, make sure to do so safely and within the speed limit.
Passing on the shoulder, in a no-passing zone, or without signaling is not only dangerous but also illegal. If you need to pass someone, make sure to do so in a safe manner and only when it’s allowed.
Our Team is Here to Help
Practicing safe driving is something every driver should do, but accidents can still happen even when everyone is being careful. This makes it especially dangerous when a driver is practicing one of the above infractions.
If you’ve been injured in a head-on collision, it’s important to know your legal options. Our team of experienced lawyers is here to help. We can talk you through your case and help you get the compensation you deserve. We are available at (225) 240-4053 .