More cars are on the road during spring break as more people take vacations and trips when they’re off from school in Ohio. This increases the risk of collisions, making it necessary to drive safely.
Tips for safe driving
It’s important to practice defensive driving by scanning the road ahead. Maintain a safe distance of four seconds behind the car in front of you to avoid tailgating.
It’s also necessary to use caution when you’re approaching intersections and stop signs. Stay out of the fast lane and avoid using your phone while operating the vehicle.
What to do if you get into an accident
If you’re involved in an auto accident while driving, check to see if anyone has suffered from injuries to determine if you need to call 911. You can contact the police to have them arrive at the scene and file a report. Take photos of the damage, which the insurance companies will use to determine who was responsible for the accident. Exchange information with the other driver and obtain their name, address, license information and insurance policy information. Avoid apologizing or admitting fault for the accident; allow the insurance companies to determine who was responsible.
Who can you contact for legal assistance?
If you’re involved in an auto accident during spring break, contact an attorney for help seeking compensation for the damages or any injuries you’ve suffered. An attorney may help you do what is necessary to pursue the compensation you deserve for lost wages and medical bills.