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As you are cruising down a country road, you approach a flashing yellow light at an intersection. You slow down just in case the approaching car doesn’t yield at the stop sign. After they stop, you relax and begin to pick up speed again.
Then, without warning, the other driver crosses in front of you sooner than you can stop. You slow down as much as you can but still crash into the car. Upon checking on the driver, you find her unhurt but obviously drunk. After calling the police, collect contact information of anyone who saw what happened.
While stopped for traffic, your vehicle suddenly lurches into an intersection. Despite your foot on the brake, you can’t keep from rolling into the path of an oncoming truck. Through your dazed pain, you see a teenager staring out of his windshield with his phone still in his hand.
Recovering compensation for your injuries and vehicle will help you get back out on the road after an accident like this. To help avoid this scenario, be sure to keep an eye out for inattentive drivers, and always leave yourself space in front of your vehicle. If you’re unfortunate enough to have this happen, law firms like Speers, Reuland & Cibulskis PC can give you information on getting reimbursement from the other driver.
Since the car in an adjacent lane seems to be swerving too much, you decide to pick up speed so that you can distance yourself him. Just as you are about to overtake it, the swerving vehicle drifts into your lane. As your car smacks into his rear bumper, you wonder who would be held at fault for this.
Sleeping while driving carries serious consequences, so don’t neglect to report it if that was the case. Next time, don’t attempt to pass an unpredictable car.
After you see your protected green left turn arrow and are just about to cross over to your destination, a cyclist barrels past the stopped vehicles in her lane and into the intersection that you are crossing.
Wrecked with guilt from knocking from her bike, you immediately check on her. Since bicyclists are vulnerable, car drivers must pay extra special care, even when bicyclists do not follow traffic rules.
If you actually find yourself in any of these scenarios, be sure to take the proper steps to protect your body, your vehicle, and your rights. Also, treat every near-accident as a learning experience.