Monday, June 23, 2008

Prevent Auto Accidents

Some drivers just don’t know how to share the road with pedestrians. They drive furiously without taking due regard for the safety of other people.

However, it is also our duty as pedestrians to take caution, especially when crossing the streets.
Here are solutions to prevent road-side injuries:

  1. Use the side of the road where cars are coming opposite you. That way, you can see if the vehicle is about to hit you. You can also have a chance to avoid it;
  2. Walk or jog during the day or where roads are properly lit.
  3. Before crossing, stop first and look both sides for approaching vehicles. Use the pedestrian lane when crossing.
  4. When walking or jogging at night or on dark areas, it is advisable to have a reflector with you so that the cars can see you as they pass by.
  5. As much as possible, use the sidewalks or joggers’ lane in order to prevent car-related injuries.
  6. Avoid walking on the streets when under the influence of alcoholic beverages or addictive drugs.
  7. Avoid walking alone.
If you have been hit by a car or any vehicle, visit your Auto Accidents Lawyer as soon as possible. That way, you can inform him of the facts of the incident clearly; and he can prepare for your case immediately. Don’t ignore your right to claim for damages. Don’t let the person responsible for the accidents go unpunished.