The holidays are a fantastic time of year to celebrate with family and friends. Nobody wants to get into a car accident at any time of year – let alone at a time when you are supposed to be having a good time. However, if you do get in a car accident in Bangor, Portland, or anywhere in Maine, it’s best to contact our auto accident attorney as quickly as possible.
If you plan to take a road trip this holiday, make sure to follow these travel tips:
- Keep an emergency kit in your car. You can purchase an all-in-one kit at many types of stores, or you can put one together on your own. Make sure it includes jumper cables and first-aid supplies.
- Take the time to prepare your vehicle for travel. Working windshield wipers, proper tire pressure, and your vehicle’s fluids are all important aspects of how safely your vehicle operates while in use.
- Eliminate sources of distraction. Sources of driver distraction include cell phones and infotainment systems. Be prepared to not use these devices while driving so you can focus on the task of driving.
- Wear your seatbelt. Make sure all of your passengers are wearing their seatbelts as well. In the event of an accident, your seatbelt can prevent catastrophic and fatal injuries.
By making sure you are ready to travel safely, you can greatly reduce the risk of an accident during holiday road trips.
If you’re in a serious car accident in Bangor, Portland, or anywhere in Maine this holiday season, please contact Lowry & Associates as soon as possible. It’s important to know your rights as a car accident injury victim.