California is one of the most congested states in the country when it comes to vehicular traffic. Accidents happen all too often on the roads of the state, leading to injuries and even death on a regular basis. Victims of car accidents find themselves in a scary situation. Here are some tips for surviving a car accident in Pasadena.
One of the most important, yet obvious tips, is to always wear a seat belt. Seat belts are required to be worn, and can result in a ticket, so be sure to always buckle up when in the car. You should never operate your vehicle without having your seat belt on and the same should be said regarding any passengers in the vehicle.
It’s also a good idea to obey the speed limit as much as possible. It’s understandable that drivers will speed every now and then. But, you should make it a goal to never speed. Speeding can result in some very tragic accidents. The more you do the speed limit, the likelier it is that you could survive an accident.
You should also sit upright in the driver’s seat, or anywhere else you sit when in a car. The seat belt will work properly when you are sitting upright. Do not lean forward towards the wheel or dashboard and do not lean backwards when driving. If you are involved in an accident your body will continue to move in the direction in which your vehicle is traveling unless the seat belt is across your body and you are in an upright position.
If you were injured in a car accident in Pasadena, seek medical care immediately even if you believe the injuries are minor. You should then speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case and protect your rights.
Source: Virtual Drive, “How to Survive a Car Crash,” accessed Oct. 20, 2017