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7 Tips to Avoid Spring Auto Accidents

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7 Tips to Avoid Spring Auto Accidents

Denver driving hazards change with the seasons. It’s wonderful to finally be able to roll down the windows, to take off on a trip without worrying about the snow, and to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine that spring brings with it.

Along with that fresh air and sunshine, it also brings rain showers, construction crews, pedestrians, and cyclists. All these factors can contribute to springtime mishaps.

We’ve compiled seven great tips to help you avoid a car accident this spring!

If you find yourself in an automobile accident this spring, please contact a personal injury attorney right away. Call Bell & Pollock Accident & Injury Lawyers toll-free at (800) 559-5920 or contact us through our website to schedule a consultation.

1. Brake with Care

There’s always an argument to be made for braking slowly and carefully. Even in dry weather, hard braking can lead to accidents, but this is compounded in the spring. While April showers do bring May flowers, they can also result in a pile up if you aren’t braking thoughtfully.

2. Stay Out of Standing Water

Even a small amount of standing water can result in hydroplaning, which can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Try to avoid large puddles or streams of water that blanket the road. Not only could they hide other dangers like potholes, but they could send your car into a spin.

3. Use Your Headlights

Spring in Colorado can be rainy, drizzly, or foggy at a moment’s notice. Even if it’s the middle of the day, it’s important to use your headlights when any conditions reduce visibility. Take it from a Denver car accident attorney; headlights don’t help you see better, they help other cars see you.

A Denver car accident attorney is a must if you’ve been in a two-party auto accident. Even if you are not at fault, a lawyer will be able to look out for your best interests. Schedule a consultation with Bell & Pollock Accident & Injury Lawyers today!

4. Avoid Cruise Control in Inclement Weather

Cruise control can be a great feature in clear weather on long highway drives, but it’s a bad idea on wet pavement, especially if there’s stop and go traffic. When the weather is bad, take control of your vehicle so you can react quickly.

5. Routine Maintenance

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that can prevent—or cause—an accident. Make sure to do routine maintenance on your car, including checking your brakes, lights, and windshield wipers.

6. Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Warm weather and clear skies aren’t risky in the same way that rainy spring days can be, but they pose their own challenges. Watch for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists that are just as eager to enjoy the spring weather as you are.

7. Watch for Potholes—and Construction

Colorado winters don’t allow for much road repair to be done, which allows quite a few Denver driving hazards to pop up. Keep your eyes open for potholes as well as the construction crews out to fix them. Drive carefully in these zones and obey any changes to the speed limits that are posted.

Bell & Pollock Accident & Injury Lawyers are Denver’s premier law firm for accident and personal injury cases. Don’t go against unscrupulous insurance companies on your own. Contact us today for a consultation.You Need a Lawyer if You’ve Been Injured.

If you’ve sustained a workplace injury of any kind in a Colorado mine, a lawyer will help ensure your company honors their obligations. No matter how much faith you have in the insurance company and your employer, at the end of the day, it’s in their best interest to give you less for your pain, suffering, and hours at work.

You need someone in your corner. Bell & Pollock P.C. Accident and Injury Lawyers are here for you. Contact us today to start building your case. If you are looking for a Denver lawyer, we’re here to serve you, and we look forward to helping you resolve your case.

Now a Word from Bradley pollock

Auto Legal Talk

By Bradley Pollock of Bell & Pollock Injury Attorneys

Human error has always been the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. and around the world; and while it’s ultimately up to us to decrease driver error and pay attention, a recent study put out earlier this year by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety proposes that an investment in highway safety improvements can save thousands of lives and billions of dollars in accident related costs. The suggested improvements are designed to warn distracted drivers and create room to maneuver around hazards or disabled vehicles. The safety proposals include: converting key intersections into roundabouts; installing roadside barriers; clearing roadside objects; adding sidewalks and pedestrian crossings; installing barriers on divided highways; adding rumble strips; and paving and widening shoulders. According to research published in the study, an investment of $146 billion in highway infrastructure improvement spending has the potential to save an estimated 63,700 lives and prevent 353,560 serious injuries over twenty years. Of course, the proposed $146 billion in infrastructure spending would have to come from somewhere; and at a time when polarization in Washington is high and many state and local governments are cash-strapped, the likelihood of legislation passing to fund these improvements is uncertain. Denver voters recently approved a $937 million bond package that includes $431 million for “transportation and mobility” spending but not all of that will go to funding the types of highway improvements suggested in the study to increase safety in both rural and urban areas. The study proposes that by investing in infrastructure improvements, we can decrease the number of crashes and reduce collision related expenses such as lost production, medical expenses, insurance premiums and property damage. According to the study, the proposed $146 billion in infrastructure investment would lead to approximately $348.4 billion in savings from accident related costs. We all have a duty to operate our vehicles safely and take our own precautions to limit driver’s error. If you’ve been injured by the carelessness of another, contact one of our experienced lawyers at the Law Firm of Bell & Pollock to go over your options and establish a Legal Game Plan. ™

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More Information

Get more information about your rights and options following an accident by checking out one of our helpful BOOKS: THEY ARE FREE.

  • Don’t Get Hurt Twice in the Same Accident – This enlightening guide dispels some of the most common (and harmful) myths about car crashes, insurance companies, attorneys, and financial recoveries.
  • The Essential Guide to Car Insurance in Colorado – This guide helps all drivers better understand car insurance. If you’ve ever had a question about a claim, dispute or car insurance in general, this is a must-read.
  • Cowards of the Street: Hit & Run – This book uncovers the facts about hit and runs and how to financially recover from these crashes. It also shares about what you can do to protect yourself before and after a hit and run accident occurs.
  • Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation: The Ultimate Guide – This insightful book reveals everything you need to know in order to protect your rights as a worker – and to position a Colorado workers’ compensation claim for success.
  • Legal Game Plan – This educational book helps you better understand insurance company’s hidden game plan…and come up with one on your own!
  • Motorcycle Accidents (or How to Go Full Throttle Against the Insurance Companies) – This informative read will help motorcyclists come up with a plan of action to combat the insurance agencies. If you ride a motorcycle, you need this book.
  • 18 Mistakes You Could Make to Destroy Your Injury Claim – Found within is a precise guide regarding a trove of detailed mistakes one should avoid when pursuing a successful resolution to ones case. This work helps answer questions and details advice to protect oneself from common pitfalls and perils associated with a compensation claim.
  • Distracted Driving and Your Injury Claim  This comprehensive work assists all drivers in understanding the dangers of distracted driving and its relationship to your injury claim.
  • Premises Liability (Landowner Responsibility and Injury Recovery) – This definitive piece renders the details behind the history of the Premises Liability Law in Colorado and highlights examples of responsibility which further offers a practical guide for injured victims.

Call our office to request copies of our books. THEY ARE FREE. You can also request a copy of any (or all) of these books on our website. You can download a free electronic copy anytime. And be sure to tune in to our weekly radio show to learn more about a variety of legal topics.

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