During Valentine’s Day, flower shops, marts, boutiques, malls, restaurants, supermarkets, roads, and even the sidewalks are very busy. You can see several flower vendors in the streets, and gift shops open till midnight for last-minute shopping. Moreover, as couples and families are planning to celebrate outside their cozy homes, the highways will be occupied by traffic congestion. And unfortunately, car accidents can happen.
Here are some tips on how to avoid and handle Valentine’s Day car accidents:
Plan your route: Plan your route ahead of time and allow plenty of time to arrive at your destination. If possible, avoid rush hour.
Avoid distractions: Keep your eyes on the road and avoid distractions such as texting, eating, or applying makeup.
Drive defensively: Defensive driving entails being aware of other drivers and anticipating their actions. Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
Check road conditions: Before you leave, check the weather forecast and road conditions. Adjust your speed and driving habits as needed.
Designate a sober driver: If you plan on drinking, designate a sober driver or use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft.
Wear your seatbelt: Always wear your seatbelt, and ensure that all passengers do as well.
If you do find yourself in a car accident on Valentine’s Day, here are some tips on how to handle it:
Stay calm: Try to remain calm and assess the situation.
Check for injuries: Check yourself and your passengers for injuries. Call for help or your local hospital if someone is hurt.
Move to a safe location: Move your car to a safe location, such as the side of the road or a parking lot, if possible.
Exchange information: Exchange contact information, such as names, phone numbers, and insurance information, with the other driver.
Seek the help of a personal injury lawyer: seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer before deciding what to do next. Your lawyer will help you with the best course of action for your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the fault of someone else or negligence, Darfoor Law Firm is here to help you and give you the best service you deserve. Accidents can be tough to deal with and you need someone who will understand, sympathize, and fight for you.
Call us at +1-833-DARFOOR for a free consultation and case evaluation.