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5 Ways to Reduce the Impact of a Car Accident

Although car accidents come with no warning, that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for them. Every time you get behind the wheel, there are tips and tricks you can follow to make sure you’re ready for the unavoidable. 

Here are five ways to keep injuries to a minimum: 

  1. Buckle Up 
    Using your seatbelt should never be optional. Properly securing yourself vastly decreases your chance of suffering severe injuries
  2. Maintain Your Vehicle 
    From airbags to brakes to other safety features, keeping your car in good shape can help keep you safe. Don’t skip out on regular maintenance. 
  3. Get Help ASAP
    The sooner first responders arrive at the scene of an accident, the better. Keep your phone handy and call for help, even if it might not seem like anyone is hurt.
  4. Steady braking
    Wet and icy roads contribute to many accidents. Keeping control of your car and not slamming on the brakes can prevent going into a slide or spin.
  5. Brace for impact
    Your position at impact makes a serious difference. If you know it’s coming, here’s what to do: 
    1. Face straight ahead
    2. Sit back against the headrest 
    3. Tighten your muscles and hold onto the steering wheel 
    4. Keep your wrists flat and straight out 

Can a personal injury attorney help after an accident? 

No matter the aftermath of your accident, we’ll help you explore all your options, including the best way for you to get a fair settlement. Here at JVM, here’s how we support you: 

  • No out-of-pocket fees or costs
  • Representation centered around your needs
  • Dedication to the maximum compensation
  • Proven trial advocacy

We’ll take it from here.

We know your situation is unique and that all your questions probably weren’t answered here. That’s here we can help. Get in touch with us for a consultation at no cost to you. With over 140 years of combined legal experience, we know how to fight for the justice you deserve. 

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