With schools out, many families take their vacations during the summertime, and those vacations are often road trips all over the country. While many people consider “being prepared” for a long road trip with the family to mean having plenty of snacks and games packed, it is important to make safety your top priority before you hit the road.
Have your vehicle inspected by a certified technician and make sure your tires are properly inflated. The driver should be sure to designate navigation duties to someone else in the car, even in today’s world of electronic GPS and turn-by-turn guided navigation, to avoid distraction. Avoid driving for too many hours at one time or when you are tired, and never drive under the influence of alcohol.
While we all try to do what we can to be safe on the road, accidents do occur. It is important to understand that an injury or a fatality due to a car accident may be compensated, particularly if it is associated with driver’s negligence. In such a case, the motor vehicle accident victim may be eligible to claim compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. The lawsuit may recover awards and damages for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
We hope everyone has a wonderful summer and please stay safe on the roads!