As a responsible driver on the road, you know you need to be alert and cautious at all times. Unfortunately, truck drivers can sometimes cause accidents that leave you seriously injured — even if you were driving responsibly.
If you’ve recently been in a truck accident, then Metier Law Firm can help. Our truck accident lawyers are capable and qualified. Contact us today for a risk-free consultation with a truck accident lawyer. We’ll help you get back on your feet — and behind the wheel — once again.
Check Your Car Often
Even if you’re mainly driving to work and the gym each day and not much else, you must ensure your car is in good health. Check fluid levels, mirrors, horn, lights, brakes, etc. when necessary, and be sure to take it into the shop for regular check-ups, oil changes, and more.
Prioritize Your Health
Getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising often have a large influence on your alertness when on the road — especially when you drive long distances. Your physical health can sometimes be just as important as your car’s maintenance.
Check The Weather & Adjust For It
We see all sorts of weather here in Colorado, so you should check for hail, rain, or snowstorms before you leave, especially if you’re driving a long distance. Work from home if possible when the weather is bad — you and large trucks on the road will both be more at risk during bad weather.
Avoid High-Traffic Times
It’s not always possible, but avoid traffic whenever you can. The more traffic there is, the more likely you are to be in a trucking accident and need a truck accident lawyer.
Reduce Your Speed
You drive every day, which can give you a sense of confidence behind the wheel — but that normalcy can also lead to an accident that will have you calling a truck accident law firm. Reduce your speed on curves and in work zones for increased safety.
Limit Lane Changes
Be aware of your blind spots when changing lanes — even a large truck can be hidden from vision if you’re not fully alert. However, avoid changing lanes whenever possible! Each time you move lanes, especially around trucks when you run the risk of being in a blind spot, you increase the chance of being in a trucking accident.
Be Aware Of Trucks
This is one of the best pieces of advice we can give you: be aware! Use blinkers for longer and respect trucks’ space as much as possible. This will decrease the chances of you being at risk if a trucking accident were to occur, and it will also decrease the chance of a truck accident occurring in the first place.
Need A Truck Accident Lawyer? Work With Us
Here in Colorado, you can count on Metier Law Firm. Our truck accident lawyers help clients throughout Fort Collins, Denver Metro, Golden, and Colorado Springs to get compensation and protection after a trucking accident. We’ll work tirelessly so you can get back into physical and financial health and find yourself on the road once again. Contact us today for a risk-free consultation.