Dallas vehicle accident attorney

Three Things that Indicate that You Should Slow Down

Submitted by jrlaw on Jun 16th, 2011

In many cases, drivers are injured when they overestimate how much control they have over their vehicles. There are specific situations where drivers tend to do this more than others and, if you want to be a safe driver, you should learn about these situations and what they mean about how you should adjust your speed to compensate for them.

Rain and Snow

Dallas isn't known for its snow, but it does fall occasionally. Rain can be just as hazardous for drivers. If you find yourself driving in conditions where heavy rain or snow is falling, be sure to slow down a little bit. As a general rule, you should have your headlights on whenever you turn your windshield wipers on. This ensures that the other drivers on the road can see you coming. While your visibility might be quite good, you can never be sure how someone else's windshield wipers are functioning or how well they compensate for driving in these types of conditions.

Night

One of the biggest mistakes that drivers make is outdriving their headlights. At night, the minimum stopping distance you need translates directly to the amount of road that your headlights illuminated front of you. Remember that the reach of your headlights may be much shorter than the stopping distance of your car at highway and freeway speeds. Even in a residential area, your headlights may not be illuminating that much road and you should slow down to make sure that you can stop in time to avoid hitting anything that suddenly appears at the limit of your vision.

What Hazards Does Traffic Pose?

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 30th, 2010

Car accident personal injury attorneys frequently run into very similar cases. This is simply because some driving conditions, and some types of drivers, are inherently more dangerous than others. Accidents tend to occur under similar conditions, as these conditions make it difficult for drivers to see or, in the case of heavy traffic, because the stress that they cause leads to poor judgment and impatience. If you want to play it safe, there are certain types of conditions and drivers that you can try to avoid.

The majority of fatal car crashes involve drivers between the ages of 18-28. This is not because these drivers are inherently bad. In fact, those are the ages when your reflexes are the best they’ll ever be. However, it’s also the age range where people tend to do the most driving and when they’re most likely to make bad decisions. Experience counts for a lot where driving is concerned and, quite simply, these drivers don’t have enough of it to know what to do in bad situations. Oftentimes, a car wreck attorney will find themselves representing someone who has been hurt, or killed, by one of these younger drivers.

Do You Need a Bus Accident Lawyer

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 26th, 2010

When you get on a bus, there’s an implicit guarantee of safety. The driver should have the appropriate license and training and the vehicle itself should be up to snuff where safety standards are concerned. This is not, unfortunately, always the case. Buses are vehicles that can be very dangerous, though their size tends to conceal that fact. Bus wrecks are always bad. They’re bad for the people on the bus and they’re bad for the people in the vehicles around the bus. In many ways, the results are oftentimes similar to a semi wreck.

One of the greatest risks of a bus accident is the sheer number of people that are usually involved. Whether they’re being used as part of urban mass transit or for private, long-distance trips, there are always far more people on a bus than there are in any other vehicle. In addition to this, the large interior of a bus makes it much easier to be thrown around in an accident and, thus, to sustain severe injuries. A bus accident lawyer can handle cases that involve buses, as well as any other type of vehicle on the road, and make sure your rights are asserted.

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