Road Safety During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Road Safety During Coronavirus Lockdowns

During social distancing and Coronavirus lockdowns, there are still plenty of opportunities to get out on the road for a drive in San Diego. Consequently, this means that there are still plenty of opportunities for car accidents, as well. Whether you are in a car, on a motorcycle, riding a bike, or simply walking, it is just as important as ever to make sure that you take proper road safety precautions to avoid an accident. If you are injured during this time, you may need to go to a hospital which will put additional pressure onto the medical system, and potentially expose you to the Coronavirus, among other complications.

Getting into an accident that someone else caused is always extremely frustrating, and even more so now that there are additional risks that come with medical treatment. Do your part in keeping our roadways safe during Coronavirus lockdowns by following these different tips that we have provided. If, though, you are in an accident that someone else caused, contact our firm as soon as possible so that you can get the legal support that you deserve. There is no excuse for recklessness or negligence on the road, and the team at Injury Trial Lawyers will fight on your behalf to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for someone else’s irresponsible behaviors.

Read the following road safety tips to get an idea of how you can help keep our San Diego roads safe from accidents, and therefore help lighten the unprecedented load that our medical industry is now handling. Contact us as soon as possible for a free initial consultation if you have been injured in an accident.

Road Safety Tips for Drivers:

The following are just a few common safety tips for drivers that should be practiced at all times, not just during Coronavirus lockdowns. 

  • Avoid distracted driving by keeping your phone out of your hands, only making hands-free calls (as is mandated by the California legislature) or avoiding calls altogether
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
  • Obey all traffic signs
  • Engage in “defensive driving” so that you can give yourself the chance to avoid an accident that someone else may be about to cause

Of course, there are many other ways that you can do your part in keeping our roads safe, but these are just a few of the most common reasons for avoidable car accidents in San Diego.

Road Safety Tips for Pedestrians:

  • Stay on the sidewalk or in the designated pedestrian areas
  • Cross the road at crosswalks, and wait for the traffic signal to indicate that it is safe for you to go
  • Wear bright clothes or reflectors at night so that drivers can see you from a safe distance
  • Watch for vehicles that are exiting from side roads and driveways who may not notice you as they are looking for oncoming traffic 

Road Safety Tips for Cyclists:

  • Use your hand signals each time you turn or stop
  • Stay aware of oncoming traffic as you are turning across intersections
  • Know your rights as a cyclist in terms of sharing the road
  • If possible, stay on designated bike lanes as often as you can to avoid potential collisions with distracted drivers

Injured? Contact Injury Trial Lawyers For a Free Consultation

If you have been hurt in an accident that someone else caused, regardless of your mode of transportation or what you were doing when you were hurt, contact us now for a free initial consultation to learn about how we are here to help. Now, more than ever, insurance companies are using the court closures to pressure victims into accepting low settlements—we will fight to get you what you deserve.

Working with an insurance company alone, even if you are not injured, can be a highly stressful experience. Insurance companies lean into specific verbiage in their policies and other legal “technicalities” to limit the amount that they pay out to victims, and trying to combat these legal gymnastics without a history of tort law experience can be nearly impossible. When you are working with our team, you can focus on your recovery while we go to bat for you.