There are many reasons why you never want to be part of a car accident, including the fact that you could suffer a serious injury. Add this to damage to your vehicle and it's only natural to do whatever you can to avoid trouble on the road.
Unfortunately, even if you do your best to prevent an accident, another driver could make a mistake. Here are some of the many things you can do to reduce or prevent injury in a car accident:
- Always wear a seat belt: It's something you can't afford to forget, as wearing a seat belt can be the difference between life and death. It's that important.
- Don't sit too close to the wheel: This is a hard habit to break, but you need to think twice about the position of your seat. Move your seat back to a comfortable position and make sure the back of your head is in contact with the headrest.
- Talk to your passengers about safety: For example, don't let your front seat passenger stick their feet out the window or on the dashboard. Also, watch that your children in the backseat don't take off their seat belt.
You never know what will happen during and after a car accident, but that doesn't mean you should assume the worst. When you take the right steps to protect yourself, you reduce the chance of a serious injury.
If you are involved in a car accident, move to safety and check yourself for injuries. Once you receive treatment, contact your insurance company and learn more about your legal rights.