As the weather warms up, we’re collectively taking to the road. You can ensure you keep yourself, your family, and other drivers safe by brushing up on your summer driving safety habits. Here are a few tips to get you through this season healthy.
Realities of Summer Driving
Though you might guess that vehicle accidents would occur more often in the winter due to snow and ice, there are actually more accidents that occur during the warmer months of the year. Why would this be true? Summer brings increased road construction, with changed traffic patterns, barricades, and roadside crews. The warm months are filled with barbeques, parties, and plenty of opportunities to get together, and unfortunately, drinking and driving can be a common side effect. Finally, motorcycle riding increases when the weather is pleasant, and this can increase the likelihood of a vehicle accident.
To avoid an accident this summer, make sure to stay alert and take care, even when warm temperatures invite relaxation. As we all know, alcohol and the road don’t mix, so make sure if you’re indulging, that you have plenty of time before you need to drive again, or have a backup driver on deck just in case. Stay vigilant when motorcycles cross your path, and keep your patience when dealing with summertime construction.
Sometimes, despite all caution, an accident does occur. What if the accident wasn’t your fault? It can be difficult to ensure that you’re not required to shoulder any of the burden if you were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you’re not at fault, it should be an easy resolution, but too often, that’s not the case.
Reimbursement and coverage for damages can be slow, complicated, and can often cause people to delay or decline medical treatment due to the pressure of unresolved monetary issues. Grewer Law can ensure that your needs are taken care of promptly, and that you aren’t held responsible. Give us a call for a consultation so we can discuss the quick resolution of your vehicle accident.