Staying Safe On Winter Roads


Staying Safe On Winter Roads

Car wrecks can be traumatic for the people involved. People experience so many different things after a car accident. Cars are totaled, people can suffer minor to severe injury or even death, and the amount of financial and emotional burden sets in. The weather in Pocatello, Idaho isn’t a joke during the winter months and the roads can be a dangerous place. Baker Harris Law Firm handles car wreck victims all the time and we want to make sure that you are staying safe on the roads.

Here are a couple of driver safety tips for the winter months in Pocatello and in the surrounding areas:

  1. First, and foremost, ALWAYS wear your safety belt. A seat belt is made to prevent injury. If you are involved in a car accident, your seat belt could seriously save your life and reduce the extent of damage that could occur to your body. Buckle up!
  2. Never warm your car up in the garage! Sometimes people forget where they are and don’t realize the amount of carbon monoxide that gathers in a short amount of time in enclosed areas.
  3. Check your tires and make sure they are ready to handle the weather and keep them properly inflated.
  4. Avoid using your parking brake if possible.
  5. Do not use cruise control and keep your distance from other cars on the road. Your vehicle is not going to stop if the road is icy and sometimes it can be hard to tell how icy it is outside. Keep your distance and slowly press on your brake. Try to decelerate as much as you can so that you can avoid pressing on the brakes and make slowing down a little safer.
  6. Speaking of brakes, make sure you have your brakes checked. Bad brakes are bad in all weather but can be particularly troublesome on an icy or snowy day.
  7. If you are taking a long trip, make sure you are rested and prepared. Stock up on weather items that you might need if the car breaks down or if you get stuck.

If you do suffer a car accident, big or small, don’t ever think that you don’t have help! There is always help for personal injury victims that have had minor or major car wrecks. If you have been injured and don’t know what you should do regarding your insurance company or another person’s, settlement offers, or other related situations, you want to contact a lawyer that is prepared to fight for what is right! Insurance companies have countless attorney’s on-hand to help protect them from having to spend too much money, but that doesn’t always mean they are doing the right thing. There is no reason that you should not have someone on your side that knows the law and your rights.

Don’t settle for what an insurance company offers before you contact a personal injury attorney. If you are in the Pocatello, Idaho area, call Baker Harris Law Firm. We specialize in personal injury and car wreck victims and want to keep you safe on and off the road.