Road Trips, Long Drives and Car Crashes

On behalf of The Berger Firm Nov. 2, 2018

Any time that someone is on the road, whether they are riding in a vehicle or on a bicycle, they face the risk of being involved in an accident. However, there are times when a person may be especially likely to become involved in a motor vehicle collision. For example, someone who is on a road trip may collide with another vehicle because they are not familiar with the roads or they are distracted by a tourist destination. Moreover, someone who has been driving for a lengthy time period may become drowsy.

If you are planning a road trip, it is pivotal to be mindful of these issues. For example, you should make sure that you are not distracted behind the wheel and give yourself plenty of time to not only explore areas of interest but rest and get to your destination without needing to drive too fast. If you are on a trip or find yourself driving for a very long time for some other reason, it is crucial to realize how deadly drowsy driving can be. If you are too tired to drive safely, it is never a good idea to attempt to operate a vehicle.

Unfortunately, some people ignore this advice out of ignorance or stubbornness. In doing so, they put the lives of innocent people in danger and they also threaten their own safety. If you have been hit by someone from out-of-town, or someone who has been driving for too long, you should consider these issues if you take legal action.