After a car accident, there are certain things that you must do. Contacting your insurance company should be one of the first things on your list. You pay your insurer for situations like this, so you can get needed funds for repairs, medical bills, and other related expenses.
Spring is in the air. Daffodils are blooming. The trees are budding. Drivers are not worried about ice and snow any longer. But that does not mean that the roads are completely safe. There are plenty of problems on the roads in spring. Here are seven things you should be aware of as the earth thaws out:
Driving can be dangerous, even if you do everything you can do to obey the laws while you are out on Indiana's roads and highways. That is because environmental factors like the temperature can often contribute to the hazards you face while you are on the road, as can the actions of other drivers. The result is that even the safest drivers can expect to get into an accident sooner or later, and the best way to handle it is to be prepared. That way, you can face the situation and come through with everything you need to get back on your feet again.
When the snow is falling and the roads are icy, it is easy to be prepared for rough driving conditions, but as the temperatures rise and the snow turns to rain, there are additional hazards that you should be prepared for. Each season brings its own type of safety concerns on the road, and being ready and aware of them can help to minimize the chances that you will be involved in an accident by your own fault or another's.
In the immediate wake of a traffic accident, your focus should be on tending to and recovering from your injuries. In addition to visiting the doctor to obtain a diagnosis and receive treatment for your injuries, it's also important to contact your insurance company.
Car accident victims may need help in many forms. First and foremost, they may need medical attention from emergency medical professionals. Additional medical care may be required, necessitating the experience of surgeons and specialists. They may require the assistance of police officers to perform an accident investigation and document the accident, as well as the help of mechanics to repair physical damage to a vehicle.
Hoosier drivers may be interested in a new survey released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety regarding the overwhelming prevalence of road rage throughout the country. According to a recently released survey, almost eight of every 10 drivers admit that within the last year, they have expressed aggression, anger or road rage at least once.
Many Kentucky residents may have enjoyed the thrill of the recent Kentucky Derby horse race, whether they watched it on television or attended the race in person. Unfortunately, however, the excitement did not end at the conclusion of the race for one trainer who was involved in a car accident that evening.
Wrong-way driving presents a tremendous hazard for Indiana drivers. Negligent drivers who drive illegally against the flow of traffic on highways and access ramps can cause dangerous head-on collisions.
When an Indianan has been the victim of a car accident, he or she may be traumatized. This may be particularly true if the accident involved the negligence of an aggressive driver. Aggressive driving, as this blog reported in a previous post, contributes to a tremendous number of accidents and can be quite frightening for a victim, particularly if the aggressor's behavior rises to the level of road rage.