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As spring and summer arrive, negligence could increase

With the arrival of spring and summer, there are bound to be countless more people on the road. The weather is getting nicer and the temptation to take off and go for a cruise is inevitable. While there are many safety precautions you will naturally put into place for your spring and summer activities, what about those around you? Are they doing everything necessary to make certain that you are safe? Chances are that this may not be the case.

When it comes to spring and summer activities, you will more than likely be out and about playing more sports, and taking more day trips as well as longer weekend road trips. You will take the necessary precautions to avoid sporting injuries and make certain that your car has a brand new oil change and fill up your tires with air, as well. While you can certainly be responsible for your own safety and the safety of others, sometimes unfortunate events can happen due to the negligence of others.

While a motor vehicle accident may have been an unintentional occurrence, you or your loved ones should never have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. There are several examples of negligence in a motor vehicle accident.

Disobeying Safety and Traffic Rules – Plainly put, there are drivers out there who feel that they know a road so well that they don’t have to obey the safety rules. Other drivers have a tendency to disregard traffic rules as though those rules do not apply to them; a perfect example is running a red light or not stopping for a stop sign. This puts everyone else on the road in danger and increases the odds of an accident.

Disobeying the Law – How many times have you seen the driver in the lane next to you freely chatting on their cell phone without a hands free mechanism? What about texting while driving – unfortunately it still happens far too often. In addition, if you are like hundreds of thousands of parents who both work full time and leave your child under someone else’s care, it is imperative to make certain that the caregiver utilizes the proper safety seat. When he/she does not do so and there is an accident, this could be a serious case of negligence.

Using Common Sense - Even putting on your fog lights and not tailgating are reasonable expectations when driving through dense fog or heavy traffic. However, not everyone on the road is reasonable, especially these days.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of someone else’s negligence, you will need the professional aide and expertise of a law firm that knows their business when it comes to negligence. Contact Injury Attorney Richard D. Winkler today for a free, no obligation legal consultation.


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