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5 critical defensive driving tips

The road is a dangerous place. Every year, car accidents kill tens of thousands of people and injure many more. Everyone who gets behind the wheel thinks it won't happen to them. The unfortunate reality is that accidents strike at all times of day, for thousands of different reasons and every driver is at risk.

That does not mean there's nothing you can do to lower the risks. Below are five critical defensive driving tips that may help.

Delayed pain may mean serious injury after a car accident

When you experience a car accident, you might not realize that some kinds of injuries don't cause pain right away. Instead, you may not feel any pain from your injuries for days or even weeks after the accident.

If you experience delayed pain after a car accident, do not wait to get proper medical treatment. Just because an injury didn't cause pain initially doesn't mean that it's a frivolous injury. In some cases, delayed-pain injuries can lead to long-term bodily damage or even death.

Post-crash tips for a new driver

Imagine your daughter is only days away from getting her driver license. She has completed her driver education course and you have been riding passenger with her for months. Now she is almost ready to set out on her own. But have you covered everything with her? You have spent countless hours teaching her how to avoid an accident, instructing her to always be alert and to keep that seat belt on. Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions she takes, sometimes it is impossible to completely avoid a car wreck.

Part of preparing your teenager to drive is teaching her what to do if she is in a car wreck. Knowing what do can go a long way toward coming out the other side of an accident successfully. However, dealing with the aftermath of a car wreck can be very complicated and difficult. A local Orange personal injury attorney can help you navigate the process of filing a claim after an accident.

Know the risks! 3 common truck accident causes

Truck accidents can happen for a number of reasons, and many of them could be avoided with the right precautions. As someone who heads to work daily on the highway, you probably are well-versed in seeing large tractor-trailers speeding along. What causes these vehicles to end up in accidents? Here are a few common things to look out for.

A holiday nightmare: DWI and crashes

Every year, the holidays bring around family and friends. It's not uncommon to have a drink during a party, but some people take drinking too far before they head home. When they make poor choices and then get into their vehicles, they're putting lives at risk, like yours and the lives and your children.

DUI-related accidents are some of the most tragic, because they can be avoided simply by not drinking too much or finding a different way home that doesn't required you to drive. Drivers who choose to get behind the wheel do so knowing how much of a risk it really is.

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