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Why Do Car Crashes Still Happen So Often?

Published on Mar 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm in Car Accidents.

While Georgia saw a steady decline in traffic accidents and related fatalities from 2006 on, a sharp increase occurred in 2015 and continued to rise. Similar patterns can be found in other southern states and all over the country. A number of safety innovations and road safety programs, like the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s evidence-based traffic safety enforcement plan, have contributed to saving thousands of lives over the years; however, impaired, distracted, and fatigued driving keeps the number of losses up.

It’s crucial for responsible drivers to actively drive and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Even the most minor distraction can change the course of a person’s life. Dealing with a crash when someone is seriously or fatally injured because of another driver’s decisions is incredibly difficult, especially when the accident should have been prevented.

With the number of technological advancements in the automotive industry, accidents rates should be going down. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to control the actions of others. While a single driver may not be able to improve crash rates on their own, if the majority of drivers are aware of why crashes are happening so often, those individuals can look out for road hazards and take precautions to avoid an accident.

How to Block the Ability to Text/Access Social Media While Driving

Published on Mar 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm in Car Accidents.

Our cell phones give us access to limitless information; however, having access behind the wheel is a serious hazard. Thousands of unsuspecting individuals are injured or killed in car accidents each year as a result of distracted drivers. A significant number of those drivers were using a cell phone to talk, text, or otherwise communicate. When the mind and eyes are focused on reading a text message, there’s no way for a driver to know what’s going on around them.

It’s critical for all drivers to be aware of the dangers of texting or accessing social media while driving. Contrary to what many people say, multitasking is not safe – especially behind the wheel. Fortunately, there are ways to block access to cell phone use while driving. Some phones have built-in applications designed to limit communication access, while other users will need to download an app to block their access.

Eliminating the temptation to pick up your phone and multitask can keep you safe and also encourage family members and friends to prioritize safety when driving. Stopping a couple people from using their cell phones while behind the wheel may seem like a minor step in the right direction, but it’s vital to remember that safety starts at home. It starts with us.

What to Do at the Scene of a Car Accident in Ohio

Published on Mar 1, 2019 at 7:50 pm in Car Accidents.

After a car accident occurs in Ohio, you may not have any idea of what to do or how to proceed. Your actions immediately after the incident could potentially mean the difference between life and death if someone is badly hurt. It’s important to know what to do after an auto wreck so you can make sure that you’re doing what needs to happen and getting people the help they need. Here are some pointers depending on the situation you’re in:

If You Were Involved in the Accident

The first thing to do after an accident is to remain calm. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. The shock of the accident or not knowing what to do next may make you want to panic, but this will not help your situation. So, take a few calming breaths and then get ready for the matter at hand.

After assessing yourself for injuries, you should contact authorities and EMTs. The police will be able to make a report and professionals will be able to evaluate you or the other people involved in the accident for injuries. Even minor car wrecks can cause injuries. They will be able to take a look at you and advise you on how to proceed with care. It may be a follow up with another doctor as soon as you can get to them. They may also give advice for any pain you’re experiencing at the moment.

Why Is Driving on a Wet Road so Dangerous?

Published on Jan 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm in Car Accidents.

We’re usually accustomed to getting winter weather driving tips. We know how dangerous snow and ice can be. But sometimes, other weather conditions are ignored. Rain occurs year-round, and can be a danger to drivers that don’t know how to handle their vehicle when the roads are slippery. They may treat driving in rain as the same as driving in dry conditions. Unfortunately, this can cause accidents. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, Bey & Associates can help you get the justice you deserve with a car accident claim.

We understand how difficult this can be to deal with, and that’s why we’re here to provide our legal expertise. We’ll look into your accident and find out what happened, who was at fault, and calculate your compensation. Then we’ll fight to make sure you get a fair settlement that will cover costs of the accident.

You should understand how a wet road can be dangerous to drivers so you know how to be as safe as possible in inclement weather. When people think about rain and driving, they may automatically think about hydroplaning.

How Fault Is Determined During a Sideswipe Accident

Published on Jan 24, 2019 at 2:11 pm in Car Accidents.

Every type of car accident comes with its own set of complexities when trying to determine liability. Sideswipe accidents are no different. If you’re following the rules of the road and are hit on the side of your vehicle, you may think proving the other driver’s fault and receiving fair compensation will be easy. Unfortunately, these types of accidents can be difficult to prove because the wreckage doesn’t always paint a clear picture of what happened and why it happened.

In order to receive the compensation you deserve, it’s important to understand what a sideswipe accident is, why they happen, and how Ohio determines liability.

Steps to Mentally Recover After Surviving a Car Accident

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm in Car Accidents.

When people think of a car collision, they usually associate it with severe physical injuries, but the concern usually stays within that area. But these accidents can do more than cause physical injuries. Often, the people involved in an accident may also find that their mental health has been suffering, too. These symptoms need to be taken seriously and treated just as a broken bone or concussion would.