With Memorial Day well in the past, we’re now officially into the summer driving season. That means that freeways in Las Vegas and throughout the United States will be teeming with weekend vacationers, interstate road trippers, and traffic to and from those popular summer events like weddings, barbecues and garden parties.
All that frivolity means a greater chance of car accidents. While our Las Vegas accident attorneys are passionate about making sure our clients get the compensation they deserve when they have been involved in an accident, we’d rather they remain safe altogether. Here are our top tips for keeping safe on the roads this summer.
- Make sure your vehicle is well-maintained. Before setting out on a road trip (or just as a summer precaution), get your car fully inspected (including brakes, headlights and tires, and make sure your oil and fluid levels are optimal.
- Carry your correct paperwork at all times. If you’re up for a driver license renewal, make sure you do it! You’ll also want to ensure your insurance policy is up to date and that you have copies in your car. Not having the necessary documents can make a bad situation worse if you’re in an accident.
- Keep distractions at bay. Especially on long road trips, it can be tempting to check your phone, eat behind the wheel, or become flustered with children or pets in the car. Keep focused on the road to avoid an accident (and a possible personal injury lawsuit).
- Get your rest! Studies show that sleep-deprived drivers can be as dangerous as intoxicated drivers. Make sure you’re rested and stop if you get tired on long trips.
- Watch out for drunk drivers. The summer is full of celebratory days and events. This makes you more vulnerable to fellow drivers who may be intoxicated. Keep on the lookout for drunk drivers and call the police to report suspicious cars.
Summer should be fun – not a time to deal with insurance companies or worry about finding an accident attorney. Of course, if you have been involved in an accident and need some legal help, we’re always just a phone call away.