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Summer is finally upon up us. Drivers are hitting the highways for baseball games, family reunions, vacations, and more! Here are a few driving tips to help you avoid  a car wreck during National Safety Month. 

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Distracted drivers cause car wrecks. Distractions include using a GPS, looking at a billboard, “rubbernecking” an accident, checking out the scenery or even looking at other cars surrounding you instead of those directly in your path and adjacent to you. THIS ALSO MEANS CELL PHONES. 

It’s no secret drivers use their cell phones while operating their vehicles. From texting and talking, to listening to music and navigation, cell phones are commonly used while driving. Put your cell phone down. 

Defensive Driving 

Remain alert for disabled vehicles and debris. Anticipate your exits and congested traffic. You shouldn’t slam on your brakes or squeeze in between cars to make your exit. Watch your speed and obey traffic signals and warnings. 

Most people don’t consider driving dangerous. But vehicles can weigh several tons, and some vehicles haul freight weighing 40 tons. Car wrecks can be deadly when reaching speeds of 55-70 miles per hour. 

Vehicle Maintenance 

It is important to have your vehicle inspected before a long trip. Your local mechanic can inspect your traffic signals, brake and tires, and perform oil changes. It is also important to wash your vehicle before a trip. Dirt and grime build up on your windows and can obstruct your view, especially in sunny or rainy conditions, so top off your wiper fluid. You don’t want to be in a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. 

I’ve been in an accident, what now?

Following these tips doesn’t guarantee you will avoid a car wreck. Sometimes accidents just happen, and if they do, FRANK SHAW LAW FIRM, PLLC IS HERE TO HELP YOU. 

Our attorneys have over 40 years of experience prosecuting car wreck claims. From filing your claim, investigating the collision, ordering  your medical records and bills, negotiating your settlement, and everything in between–WE DO IT ALL.

If you or a loved on have been injured in a car wreck, please call us today at 662-289-4740 for your FREE CONSULTATION.