Drivers who use defensive driving techniques should assume the worst of every other driver on the road. Defensive drivers must assume that a driver using a turn signal will not turn and a driver not using a turn signal will turn. A defensive driver must also assume stop signs and red lights will be ignored and act accordingly.
Defensive Driving Techniques
The experienced Florida auto accident attorneys and staff at The Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. have been helping injured victims of car accidents and their families throughout the Orlando, Florida area for years and have the following suggestions to keep you safe behind the wheel:
- Drive as if you are the only good driver on the road
- Be very observant of your surroundings and anticipate danger
- Drive at posted speed limits and at a safe distance from other cars
- Always use your seat belt
- Do not drive while impaired
- Take care of the maintenance of your vehicle
- Beware of intersections
- Avoid distractions
The most common excuse heard after a motor vehicle collision is “I did not see him”. Since invisible cars are not a common occurrence on the nation’s highways, we can safely assume most collisions involve inattention by one or both drivers. You can never rely on what the other driver will do. If you are in doubt which driver has the right of way, relinquish it to the other driver and be sure.
A Significant Safety Device
Seat belts are the most significant safety device ever invented because they provide impact protection, absorb crash forces and keep you from being thrown out of the vehicle. If you are involved in a crash and you were not wearing your seat belt, you may be held partially responsible for your own injuries. Your insurance company may determine that a percentage of your injuries were caused by your failure to protect yourself.
Please contact the Orlando car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. today if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident. Our attorneys, who are respected in the community for their integrity and aggressiveness in fighting for our clients’ rights, can help you get the financial compensation you deserve.