Every day, there are thousands of accidents caused by irresponsible drivers who run red lights and stop signs. Negligence and irresponsibility can cause serious injuries and even deaths to innocent victims in auto accidents. But it doesn't always not have to end up that way.
If you want to go home to your loved ones every day, take a few extra precautions that can save your life, in spite of other's irresponsible behaviors.
First, when standing first at a light, take a couple of extra seconds to go through the light after it changes to green. Make sure you look left and right twice to each side before proceeding, especially at high traffic, multilane intersections where cars and trucks may be travelling at a high rate of speed. It is very common for drivers to accelerate when they see a yellow light, instead of slowing down and coming to a stop. Sometimes you think the vehicle will stop, but instead they accelerate going through a red light. Be especially careful at night and on streets with trees and blind spots. Always wait for them to come to a complete stop and be aware of the cars behind them. A few extra seconds can literally save you from serious injuries or even death in an auto accident. If someone behind you honks, let them be. You know you are doing the right thing.
Second, at stop signs, follow the same precautions. Especially at night and where there are trees and blind spots.
One of the common errors that we make is that even if we can see another vehicle coming our way, we assume that they can see us. With so many distractions in today's driving environment, it is not uncommon for drivers to be focused one everything else instead of the other vehicles ahead. Commercials, billboards, the car next to them, Facebook, texting and now Pokémon GO. It only takes second of bad judgment to cause serious injuries or even death in an auto accident.
So when you are out driving and come to a light or a stop sign, do the right thing. Avoid an auto accident by simply waiting a few extra seconds and looking both ways twice. In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an auto accident where someone ran a red light or stop sign, it is important that you seek immediate medical attention and legal help as soon as possible. Untreated injuries, missing or incomplete evidence and other details of the auto accident can cause problems later on in your claim.
At The León Law Firm in Sugarland Texas, we have 20 years of experience in handling personal injury cases such as auto accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, explosions, burns, loss of limbs, deaths, medical malpractice and more. Over the years, we have tried and settled hundreds of cases on behalf of personal injury victims. Our clients have been awarded millions of dollars collectively. If you or a loved one has been the victim of such accident, call us immediately for a complimentary case evaluation. If we agree to represent you in your case, you will not pay a dime unless we win a settlement on your behalf. Call us today, at (281) 980-4529. We look forward to protecting the rights of you and your family.