Archive for September, 2014
The time after an accident can be very stressful and confusing, but keeping a cool head is essential for making sure that you deal with it appropriately. Here are a few things to keep in mind, that you should be doing right after an accident.
Seeking medical attention
The first thing you should be doing in the aftermath of any type of accident is seeking medical attention. Even if you feel fine and do not seem to be injured, you should still get checked out. Being in shock from the accident may keep you from being aware of any injuries and clouding your judgement, so it’s best to see a professional to make sure you made it through the accident unscathed. If you did sustain an injury, the medical professional can treat it and help you on your way to physical recovery.
In just one year, more than 2,500 Canadians were killed in car accidents. What is most alarming about this statistic is that many of these deaths could be prevented, and many of them were caused by the choices that drivers made. Making the roads a safer place is something that all drivers can do, and you can help by making sure that you avoid these three things.
Try to avoid being distracted while you’re driving. If you don’t have your eyes on the road because you’re fixing your hair or make up, shaving, or eating your breakfast, you don’t have your full attention on the road and the things going on around you. Because we drive so often, it becomes an automatic behavior and we feel that we could multitask, but this is really dangerous and ought to be avoided.