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What are the biggest car accident hazards on a summer road trip?

While the number one hazard to drivers will always be other drivers, there are some surprising ways that people can suffer accidents as they cruise down I-49 on their way to Longview Lake. Here are a few ways that you would never expect to suffer a road trip car accident:

  • Sunshine – Don’t let the nice weather fool you. Many accidents are caused each year when drivers are blinded by glare and crash into other vehicles. Since the view is often blocked straight ahead, the most common type of “glare accident” is a head-on collision.
  • Insects and animals – You may have had a deer dart in front of you only to swerve and avoid a serious crash in the nick of time. It may surprise you to know that just as many accidents are sustained avoiding wildlife as striking it—including bees flying into cars and distracting drivers.
  • Maps – Whether it’s a paper map or a scrolling GPS, summer drivers are more likely to stare at a picture of the road rather than the road itself. Appoint a navigator in the front seat to get you to your destination, and keep your eyes on the road.
  • Less stress – You may be in “vacation mode” the minute you step into the car, but relaxing behind the wheel isn’t a great idea. Spending long hours in the driver’s seat requires a great deal of concentration, and drivers who go for hours without a break can easily succumb to “highway hypnosis.”

What Can I Do to Protect My Family From a Serious Crash?

There may be no way to control certain causes of car accidents, but you can help your family recover from a car accident--and even prevent someone else’s--by pursuing a case against the driver who struck you. Click the contact link at the top of this page to find out how we can help you get justice, or order our free car accident guide, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim.


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