Failure to Obey Traffic Controls can lead to a very serious accident. This act alone caused 23,048 car accidents last year. Break any rule and you’re putting yourself and those around you at great risk. So I’m just going to give you a few examples of the things you need to know if you ever find yourself in a car accident and the ones that usually lead to severe injuries and even fatalities.
The first thing you have to do if you get into a car accident is to stop immediately. Failure to follow traffic laws almost always leads to injuries and sometimes fatalities. If the other driver fails to come to a complete stop then you should pull off the road and stop immediately. You don’t want to risk being run over or ending up in a pileup. Some drivers may think that they are invincible and they won’t slow down no matter what happens, but that’s just not true and you can easily be put at risk if you don’t follow the law.
Next you must analyze the weather conditions. Traffic controls aren’t designed to keep people safe in all weather conditions, so unless the area you live in is in a state that has a good history for severe weather, don’t drive in those conditions. It doesn’t matter if you feel like the accident will be fair since you’re only one person; if there are other vehicles involved and they don’t have their car stopped then you run the risk of being hit from behind. Accidents from rear end collisions are especially dangerous because you’re in the back seat and there isn’t much room to react to what is happening in front of you.
Finally you need to look at the behavior of the driver of the car in front of you. When there are vehicular accidents, the driver of the other vehicle is expected to stop at the scene and the driver in front is expected to yield right of way. If this driver fails to do so, then you should be the one that takes responsibility for the accident. If you’re involved in an accident from behind and the other car keeps going, it could lead to serious bodily injuries to you or the other driver. It also could cause damage to other cars or property. There is nothing worse than being involved in an accident where someone is injured or killed because you didn’t obey traffic controls.
Other contributing factors to auto accidents are distractions such as talking on a cell phone or other electronics, failure to properly maintain vehicle brakes and other vehicles on the road, and even weather conditions that can be distracting. All of these situations can lead to auto accidents and should be considered as factors in determining who is at fault for the accident. If you’re part of a large crowd that caused the accident by either talking on a cell phone or by using other electronics, then you should be responsible for the accident and liable for all damages. Likewise, if your car’s brakes weren’t properly maintained then you should be responsible for the damages.
If you are a driver, it is important that you pay attention when driving on the road and be aware of everything around you. Failure to do so can result in an accident or traffic incident that was your fault. You should also make sure that you follow all traffic laws and regulations so that you don’t become liable for an auto accident that another driver caused. If you don’t follow traffic laws, then you could be found liable for the damages. This is why it’s always a good idea to seek out the services of a motor vehicle accident attorney if you believe that you have been found liable in a traffic mishap that wasn’t your fault.