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Are Auto Accident Injuries Preventable In Bradenton?

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If you get into a car crash, there’s a good chance you’ll sustain injuries. The wounds could be minor. Then again, they might be severe in nature as well. But actually, due to how chaotic and violent accidents are, the latter is the more common outcome. Sure, some individuals walk away from events unhurt and without scratches. However, others aren’t even close to being that lucky.

Instead, they are left with serious injuries that take them days, weeks, months, or even years to recover from. Obviously, the types of damages vary from one incident to the next, but some of the ailments most commonly received by people in auto accidents include:

• Fractures and broken bones
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Lacerations and contusions
• Pulled or torn ligaments and muscles

It isn’t always possible to keep severe injuries from car crashes at bay. Then again, sometimes, there are things people can do to stop ailments from becoming realities. Hence, if your interest is piqued and you’d like to learn more about this topic, stick around and read on.

Wear That Seatbelt

As a vehicle owner, you should fasten and secure the seatbelt around you each time you get in the car. In fact, you need to take the time to ensure everyone else, kids and adults alike, buckle up too. According to research from the CDC or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seatbelts are one of the most effective ways to save lives. In addition, the devices reduce injuries in crashes. So, make sure your safety belt is buckled. Then, if an accident ever occurs, hopefully, getting seriously hurt won’t be on the agenda for you.

Perform Regular Vehicle Maintenance

Although many people may not think it, improper vehicle maintenance can cause accidents with injuries. For example, riding around on a balding tire with dry rot, instead of getting it changed, could land you in hot water. As a result, the wheel might suddenly burst while driving down the road and jerk your car hard to the left or right. And unfortunately, if someone is next to you on the roadway, you’ll probably side-swipe their ride. Of course, hitting a stationary object like a guardrail or tree is possible too.

As you can only imagine, severe injuries can come about from scenarios like these in the blink of an eye. So, don’t let them. Perform regular vehicle maintenance to ensure many problems don’t see the light of day. Check your owner’s manual for more info on what’s right for your car. It will provide you with insights into when and how to change the oil, check fluids, rotate tires, etc.

Stick To Posted Speeds

Speeding is often a cause of car crashes. Drivers mash their gas pedals to get where they need to be in a hurry. Things don’t always work out that way, though, and accidents happen. For instance, all it would take is for the traffic on the highway to stop abruptly and a negligent driver not to keep a safe distance from other vehicles for a rear-end collision to take place. Therefore, don’t speed, as that could save you a lot of grief and hurt in the long run.

Some Final Thoughts

If life were only that simple, drivers and passengers would be able to protect themselves fully and never get hurt in auto accidents again. However, things usually aren’t that easy. If someone’s negligence is responsible for your wounds, hold them accountable. Contact our Bradenton law firm to acquire legal representation and let the attorney fight for the compensation you deserve. Also, our personal injury clients enjoy free case evaluations. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call and schedule a meeting today.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Are Auto Accident Injuries Preventable In Bradenton?

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