We all know that defensive driving is a key element to staying safe on the road. One way that you can do this is to pay attention to what other vehicles around you are doing.
Some drivers might be impaired when they hit the roads. By knowing the signs of an impaired driver, you may be able to avoid them. These are some of the more common signs:
- Sudden acceleration or braking
- Not using a turn signal
- Making jerky movements
- Weaving between lanes
- Not obeying traffic signs and signals
- Going too slow or fast for the current conditions
- Failing to turn on the headlights when it’s dark
If you see any of those signs while you’re on the road, try to avoid that vehicle. Contact the police or have someone in your vehicle contact them.
Unfortunately, impaired drivers can cause crashes. This means that innocent people can suffer serious injuries and even death. These crashes are fully preventable because the driver didn’t have to get behind the wheel.
If you’re struck by the seemingly impaired driver, be sure you get the medical care you need. You may opt to pursue a claim for compensation to help offset the expenses that you have related to the crash. This can include things like medical care costs, as well as missed wages. Be sure to speak to your attorney to find out all the types of damages you can claim, so you can include them in your case. You can’t come back and seek more money once your case is resolved.