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Take these 5 steps to reduce the risk of a crash

There are many times when car accidents are unavoidable. Even if you take every precaution, you can't make someone else obey the rules of the road. As someone who has been in an accident, you have a right to pursue compensation from the person responsible for your accident. If someone you love is killed in an accident, you may be able to seek compensation in their stead.

Although much of what happens on the road is the result of other drivers' actions, you can take steps to prevent accidents. How? Here are a few ideas.

First, always scan ahead of your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you. If you watch the vehicle ahead of the vehicle in front of yours, you can see if the driver is slowing or has to slam on his or her brakes. If so, you have more time to stop.

Another thing to do is to use both hands on the wheel at all times. This gives you better control, and that means you can maneuver easily if you need to evade another driver. It also gives you tight control over the steering functions of the vehicle, so the car is less likely to go out of control if you're hit.

Another way to stay safe is to avoid nighttime driving. It's harder to see at night, and you may be feeling more tired than during the day. If you do plan to drive at night, drive defensively and be prepared to look out for drunk or intoxicated drivers.

These are a few tips to help you stay safe. If you do get hit or lose a loved one in an accident you can fight for compensation from the negligent driver. Our website has more information on the steps to take next.

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