As a personal injury attorney with nearly 25 years of experience, Donna Clark Frayne has witnessed just about every type of automobile accident imaginable. She has seen some of the most horrific accidents and defended countless people who were injured due to an accident or another driver’s negligence.
Donna is from St. Louis, Missouri and is constantly defending clients injured in car accidents in court. She knows how difficult it is recovering from an automobile accident and does her best to teach her clients how to stay safe while on the road.
Rather than focusing solely on car accidents, The Law Offices of Donna Clark Frayne handle any type of automobile accidents her clients may have been involved in. Some of her most frequent cases include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- And pedestrian accidents
While it is her job to help her clients receive the compensation they deserve after being injured in an automobile wreck, she also wants to try and keep them as safe as possible while they are driving or riding on the roads. She has compiled a list of tips to help people stay safe while they are on the roads.
Tips for staying safe and avoiding automobile collisions:
Make safety a primary purchasing decision before buying your next vehicle – Car manufacturers continue to strive to have the safest vehicles in the market. Nowadays, there are thousands of tests performed on cars before they are sold to the public, make sure you do your research to see how certain vehicles scored in these tests. It is also a good idea to make sure any vehicles you consider purchasing have not had any recalls due to faulty or malfunctioning parts.
Drive a vehicle you are comfortable operating – This is an extremely valuable tip, especially when purchasing a new car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle. Many times, individuals purchase the vehicle that they think looks he best, rather than choosing the one they are most comfortable driving. If you do not have experience driving a large truck or SUV, it is a good idea to get as much practice as possible before buying it or driving it on the open roads. The same thing goes for motorcycles. You should spend hours in empty parking lots or deserted roads practicing before you ever take it onto a major road or highway.
Always be aware of other drivers –It doesn’t matter how safe your vehicle is, or how good of a driver you are, some accidents are completely unavoidable. Other drivers are not always as cautious of your or take the time to think about other vehicles. It is crucial that you are aware of other drivers so you can avoid an accident.
Always stay calm while driving – Staying calm is usually second-nature to drivers while on the road, but being able to stay calm can be a life saver in certain events. If you are on a highway and the weather suddenly gets bad, keeping your cool can save your life. The same thing goes if you are in an accident. If a car strikes you it is extremely hard not to panic, but maintaining composure while after a car collision could save your life. If you freak out and jerk the wheel, you could take your vehicle off the road or into oncoming traffic.