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What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident During Spring Break

Published on Apr 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm in Car Accidents.

Spring break is a great time to get out of the dreary winter months and finally go somewhere that’s warm and sunny. For many people, this requires traveling to their destination. But this means there’s a high volume of people going to the same place. Another driver could be negligent and cause an accident.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by another person, you have legal options. An Georgia car wreck lawyer from Bey & Associates can help you with your claim. Our lawyers are skilled and passionate people who are eager to fight for your rights. We understand how a car accident can be overwhelming, and we’re going to do all we can to get you the compensation you deserve.

What to Do After a Car Accident?

If you’re in a car accident on spring break, it can be more terrifying because you’re not sure where you are or what to do. The procedure for what to do after a car accident is the same wherever you are.

  • Call the Police. Contacting authorities will give you the opportunity to report the accident and if anyone needs medical attention they will get assistance quickly.
  • Get Information. If the other party involved in the crash doesn’t need medical attention, you can start to exchange information like their name, how to contact them, their insurance policy, and get the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of their car.
  • Take Photographs. When you photograph the scene of the accident and any damage done to your car, you’re providing visual evidence that could help your claim.

Tips to Stay Safe on Spring Break

Driving to a spring break destination probably means you’ll be driving on unfamiliar roads. Not knowing certain areas can make it easier to get in a car accident, but there’s also plenty of safe driving behaviors you can adopt to help avoid accidents.

  • Never Drink and Drive. Alcohol severely impairs a person’s ability to drive. Drunk driving is against the law and risks the lives of everyone on the road.
  • Drive Defensively. Avoid speeding or tailgating other cars. Aggressive drivers have less time to react to emergencies and take longer to slow down when braking.
  • Don’t Drive While Distracted. Cell phones are a main distraction because people want to check their social media or text messages. Looking at a cell phone while driving means your eyes are off the road, only one hand is on the wheel, and your focus isn’t on driving safely.
  • Plan Your Route Ahead. Get an idea of where you’re going before you make the drive. Navigation systems do help, but they can get distracting when you’re completely dependent on them. If you’re using a navigation app, make sure your phone is mounted so you’re not holding your phone in one hand and still trying to drive.

Following these tips will help you stay safe on the roads during spring break. You shouldn’t have to worry about car accidents while on vacation and doing everything you can to drive safely will decrease your chances of being in an accident.