The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a large hustling and bustling city. We are known for our unpredictable weather which can make our roads very dangerous. This winter’s weather was especially dangerous with the icy roads and intermittent snowfall. As spring downpours are approaching, it’s a good idea to be prepared. Here are a few simple steps you can follow to be safer on Dallas roads.
Keep Your Car Maintained
Maintaining your car is important for safe driving. Having a sudden tire blow out or your car break down on the highway can create a very hazardous situation. Make sure to service your car when any warning lights come on and pay attention to your user’s manual for any regular maintenance instruction.
Keep an Emergency Kit
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Always keep an emergency medical kit in your car with basic first aid supplies, road flares, spare tire, bottled water, and a car jack. You can add to the emergency kit depending on your particular needs.
Car Accident Basics
If you do happen to get into a car accident, pull to the side of the road if you can. If you feel injured, do not move unless there is a fire risk. Call for medical assistance, gather the other driver’s information, and take pictures of the scene.
Call an Attorney
If you have been involved in a car accident on a Dallas road, and suffered personal injuries, you need to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney right away. An attorney will be able to walk you through the insurance claims process, help you file the necessary paperwork, and help to obtain compensation for your damages.