The best way to avoid the physical pain and financial stress of a car accident is to avoid the car accident in the first place.  While it is true that you can’t control the behavior of others and that sometimes their carelessness will lead to accidents, there are some steps that you can take to increase the odds of avoiding an Atlanta car wreck.

Specifically, our Atlanta injury lawyers recommend that you:
  • Never Drink and Drive.  Drunk driving is responsible for many Georgia accidents and injuries every year.  It is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% of higher.  We recommend that you always have a designated driver and avoid the dangers of drinking and driving.
  • Put Down Your Cell Phone.  Whether you are using your cell phone to text or talk, it can be distracting and dangerous.  Wait until you reach your destination or pull over before using your cell phone while driving.
  • Avoid Other Forms of Distracted Driving.  Cell phones are an important source of distracted driving, but they are not the only source.  Fighting with a passenger, reading a map, handing a snack to a child, or monitoring a pet in the car can all be distracting and lead to accidents.
  • Get Enough Rest.  Drowsy driving may be as dangerous as drunk and distracted driving.  Do not drive if you are not well enough rested to drive safely.

Of course, while these steps may decrease the chances of being in an accident they do not eliminate the risk.  If you have been in an Atlanta area accident then we encourage you to learn how to protect your rights after an accident by reading our free book, 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.  We also encourage you to contact an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney for more information about your rights and potential recovery.  We can be reached at 770.518.1133 for via our website.