Each motor vehicle accident lawyer at Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa has seen his fair share of motor vehicle accidents that result in serious personal injuries. Regrettably, many of these injuries could have been prevented had the drivers taken a couple of simple precautions. Following are some of the best actions that you can take the next time you hop in your car and hit the open road.
First, fasten your safety belt. Doing so takes only a couple of seconds and it is a proven way to prevent serious injury or death in the event of an auto accident. Second, SLOW DOWN. Speed limits exist for a reason and if you drive too fast, your chances of being involved in a serious auto accident rise exponentially. Third, don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Does this need any elaboration? Fourth, put away your cell phone and don’t – under any circumstances – send text messages, check e-mail, or browse the Internet while you are behind the wheel.
Chances are you follow each of these precautions already, but if you don’t, it’s never too late to develop safer driving habits. Alternatively, if you or a loved one has been severely injured in an automobile accident, Clark & Martino, P.A. is a personal injury law firm in Tampa that you can turn to for help. Hiring a lawyer is a very serious decision to make, but ultimately, doing so will help your chances of getting compensation for things like:
- Medical expenses
- Auto repair
- Prescription medication
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Contact a motor vehicle accident lawyer at our firm in Tampa today to schedule a free consultation. Our partners are board certified in civil trial law by The Florida Bar and have dedicated their professional lives to representing the interests of injured people.