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Beware of Deer

January 27, 2016 in Personal Injury Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

Residents of the central Virginia area know that rural driving isn’t the same as driving in a city or town. It’s not just deer or other wildlife that you have to worry about. Drivers in rural areas have to deal with soft shoulders, steep grades or gulleys beside roads, hidden lane entrances and all kinds of other dangers. Here are a few tips for driving more safely on the country roads around Charlottesville and other more populous areas of Albemarle County.

Go Slow

The primary and most fundamental safety tip for drivers is to drive at a safe speed, such that it will be easier to slow or stop for sudden obstacles or other kinds of emergencies. Drivers are encouraged to abide by the posted speeds that were established for a reason. Stay alert and look at the path in front of you for wildlife or anything else that suddenly blocks the roadway.

Lighting

Additional lighting can help on country roads, but you don’t want to end up blinding oncoming drivers. You can’t simply just keep your high beams on all the time. There are certain types of new fog lights and running lights that can make your vehicle more visible and also increase visibility for you as a driver.

Proper Tire Inflation

Keeping your tires properly inflated and in good condition is another way to get where you’re going more safely. Tires that are in good serviceable condition will respond better to a sudden need for braking or other types of emergency situations.

Unfortunately, personal injury lawyers in central Virginia and elsewhere know that no matter how careful a driver may be, he or she can still be involved in an auto accident. After an accident, it’s important to know how to document what happened and proceed with any necessary steps to recover money for those who are injured.

In general, injury victims hurt in any kind of accident rely on skilled legal professionals to represent them in court and help them get the best chance at equitable and fair compensation. This involves doing a lot of legal fact-finding and research. It means staying up-to-date on the laws of a community and knowing how federal or state laws apply. It means helping a client through every aspect of a personal injury case and advising a family on its legal options.

Get Help From Virginia Injury Lawyers Today

Local Charlottesville residents or others in Albemarle, Rockingham or Augusta counties or in the central Virginia area can call the legal offices of MartinWren P.C. Our personal injury attorneys help clients secure money for the costs of care and recovery after an injury. Let us help you and your family with your case, and rest assured that we will make certain that you have your best chance at bringing a personal injury case in Central VA.

Contact Our Virginia Lawyers

We serve clients throughout Virginia — from Charlottesville and Central Virginia to metropolitan Richmond; Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke; and the cities of Hampton Roads to the Northern Virginia cities of  Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington.

To speak with one of our attorneys, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

Our Virginia personal injury lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. also have a statewide practice and offer free consultations at a time and location that is convenient for you.  We will gladly meet with you at your home or at the hospital, even on nights and weekends.

To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

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