Protecting Yourself From Accidents

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There are many precautions you can take to protect yourself from an accident. However, sometimes, despite our best intentions, disaster can still strike. If it’s inevitable, and you’re about to collide with another vehicle, brace yourself. In the aftermath, be sure to contact an experienced local attorney with auto accident legal expertise to handle your court case.

Vehicle Safety Tips 

There are a number of things you can do while driving and even beforehand that can help lower your chances of getting into a car accident. 

Before Driving

Make sure your car is up to date on routine maintenance and any special repairs it may need. Damaged or run down parts can cause your car to malfunction which may result in an accident potentially injuring another driver and their passenger(s).

A lot of recent car models have added precautions, warnings, protections, signs, of incoming danger or surrounding cars. These features include (but are not limited to): forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist.

While Driving

When changing lanes or merging onto the highway, make sure to use your blinkers, check your mirrors, and look into the lane before you turn in. Limit distractions that can take your attention away from the road. Set your phone to silent or “do not disturb” and under no circumstances should you ever text and drive.

Drive according to the weather. It is generally a good idea to drive slower than normal in heavy rain/snow and not try to pass people. If your visibility is significantly limited, you may want to turn on your hazard lights as an added measure to help other surrounding drivers see you. 

It may be a good idea to stay behind another vehicle, but at a safe distance. They’ll break through the water/snow and following their path can make it easier and safer to drive. If you’re not around other drivers, avoid pools of water as much as you can since you may hydroplane or your car may entirely stall out.

Legal Representation

Attorney Jerry Beurkens has helped West Michigan clients win their cases for over 30 years. Having grown up in Grand Rapids, he has developed an appreciation for the people who live there. This makes him more determined than ever to protect his clients’ rights.

Having a dedicated attorney working diligently on your court case can help relieve anxiety related to paying medical bills or not being able to work. Attorney Jerry Beurkens will fight to make sure that you get the compensation you need to keep your household financially afloat.

Call Our Personal Injury Attorney

If you are in need of legal representation for a personal injury, feel free to call the Grand Rapids legal office of Attorney Jerry Beurkens at (616) 459-5344. As a local attorney, he has over 30 years of experience in helping people just like you get the compensation they deserve.

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