3 Ways to Reduce Your Risks of Causing an Auto Accident

by Staff Blogger | May 29th, 2019

At Ponce Law, we work hard to help victims get compensation after auto accidents that weren’t their fault. But we also want our clients and their loved ones to stay safe on the road—and that includes helping them become safer drivers.

Over the years, our Nashville auto accident attorneys have investigated countless claims, and we’ve seen certain contributing factors pop up in crash after crash after crash. To reduce your risks of being involved in or causing a crash in Middle Tennessee, keep these three tips in mind:

  1. Don’t speed—Speeding is still the most common contributing factor to auto accidents in the U.S. All public roads in Tennessee have marked speed limits, and exceeding those speed limits significantly increases your chances of causing a crash.
  2. Avoid distractions—Distracted driving is a safety epidemic nationwide, and it results in many crashes every year in Nashville and Davidson County. To reduce your risks, avoid using your phone while driving and keep your hands on the wheel, your eyes on the road, and your mind on the task at hand.
  3. Don’t drive after drinking—There’s no excuse for driving while impaired. If you’ve consumed alcohol, use a rideshare service, call a cab, or have a sober driver take you home. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is extremely dangerous.

Avoiding these dangerous behaviors can reduce your risk of being involved in a crash, but it can’t eliminate it. If you or someone you love was hurt in an accident caused by a negligent driver, we’re here to help. Call today for a free consultation.