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Traffic Tips for Austin Newcomers

Posted by Trent Kelly on October 11, 2021
Traffic Tips for Austin Newcomers

There are several busy highways and roadways that are located in the Greater Austin area, including Interstate 35 (I-35) and U.S. routes 183 and 290. These roadways are traversed by heavy traffic every day, and with more traffic comes an increased potential for motor vehicle collisions. 

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a careless or reckless driver, the skilled Austin car accident attorneys at Terry & Kelly Injury Lawyers are ready and willing to help. Our legal team will be able to determine your eligibility for filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. We could then help you pursue all of the various types of compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Please give us a call today to learn more about how we could assist you throughout your personal injury case. 

Steps You Can Take to Lessen the Chances of a Motor Vehicle Collision

Whether you drive to work each day, take your kids to school, or travel elsewhere in the Austin area, you are likely to encounter traffic at some point during the day. This is particularly true if you drive during morning or evening rush hours.

There are certain steps that new Austin drivers can take in order to lessen their chances of becoming involved in a serious car accident. Those steps include the following:

  • Drive defensively
  • Watch you speed
  • Ensure that you are familiar with all local traffic laws and regulations
  • Refrain from tailgating other vehicles
  • Always use a turn signal
  • Keep your eyes on the road at all times
  • Wear a seatbelt at all times while you are in your vehicle

Steps You Should Take if You are Involved in a Car Accident

Sometimes, no matter how careful new Austin drivers are, serious car accidents can and will still happen. Very often, these accidents are the result of negligent, careless, distracted, or intoxicated driving. After being involved in an Austin car accident, there are certain steps that you should always take, including the following:

  • Speak with all of the other drivers who were involved in the collision and obtain insurance information from them.
  • Call 911 and speak with a police officer about how the accident happened.
  • Request a copy of the information exchange or police report that the responding officer prepares.
  • Seek follow-up medical treatment at a local hospital or emergency room (preferably same-day medical treatment).
  • Speak with an experienced Austin car accident attorney as soon as possible following your collision.

Speak with an Austin Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in an Austin car accident, the skilled legal team at Terry & Kelly Injury Lawyers is ready to help. We could assist you with filing your claim and pursuing the damages that you need for your car accident injuries. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an Austin car accident lawyer, please call today at (512) 910-2000 or contact us online for more information about how we could help.

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