While some are excited for snow and winter sports, one thing most don’t look forward to during the winter is hazardous conditions on the road. Snow and ice can be a real danger when it comes to driving and increase the risk of suffering a car accident. Read on to find out how you can prevent a car accident this winter. Remove the Snow When you are driving your car for the first time after it starting snowing, it’s obvious your windshield is going to be covered. Take some time to make sure you clear it all before you start driving so you have a clear view of the road. Check Tire Pressure Having the right amount of air in your tires is essential for..
Have you found yourself injured in an accident that was not your fault and was caused by someone else’s negligence? This is what we call a personal injury case and it can include a lot of accidents, whether you were in a car crash, an assault or slipped and fell when you were at work. While you are recovering from the shock and any injuries you have sustained, it is natural think about how you can get your personal injury case started. After all, the accident wasn’t your fault and you are entitled to compensation. One of the most common questions when it comes to personal injury cases is whether you need an expensive lawyer or if you should handle the case yourself. There..
If you are in a car accident and feel you may be at fault, you may find yourself facing a personal injury lawsuit. What can you do to shield yourself from common personal injury suits and protect your financial interests? Here are some steps to take to protect you from legal repercussions in the wake of an accident. Exchange Information Immediately- When you are in a car accident, the first thing you should do is stop and exchange insurance and license information with the other driver or drivers. It is a criminal offense in every state to leave the scene of an accident, and can be used against you in a civil case as evidence of negligence. Never admit fault- Do not admit..
You can’t control anyone else’s actions behind the wheel, but you can control your own. Prevention is the key. What should you do to prevent an accident? 1. Be Cautious of Blind Spots Your side mirrors and rearview mirror can be adjusted to provide a panoramic view behind you, but there is always a chance a vehicle can enter your blind spot. This is the space where your side mirror and rearview mirror fail, leaving you with the inability to see the vehicle right next to you. Other drivers will have these blind spots, especially when you’re driving right next to them or are coming up to pass them. Looking over your shoulder before switching lanes will help you to avoid blind spot accidents. 2.
Thousands of car accidents happen every year in the state of Minnesota. While some drivers walk away unharmed, countless others are not so lucky. Serious injuries, fatalities and extensive damage are often the result of car accidents caused by negligent or impaired drivers. The victims of these accidents are often left with costly medical bills and lost income. The emotional trauma of the incident causes both the injured victim and their family grief and heartache. If you’re going through the aftermath of a car accident, contact BGS today for a free consultation about your specific situation. Common Causes of Car Accidents There are numerous factors that can cause a car accident, but some of the most common ones include: Distracted drivers Texting and driving..