Aside from being a sensible driver, there are measures you can take when a crash seems to be imminent that may save you from actually getting into a wreck. Most of these things should have been taught to you in your driver’s education class but, because those classes are taught in high school, it’s easy to forget them over the years.
Unless you’re driving a vehicle with a manual transmission, both of your hands should always be on the wheel. If you’re in a situation where the vehicle is starting to go out of control or where you have to make some fast and intricate maneuvers to avoid running into something, make sure both of your hands are on the wheel. The recommended positions are usually the 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock positions, as would apply to an analog clock. If you do have a manual transmission, you’ll use the manual transmission control the speed of the vehicle, and it’s more common to have your left hand in the 10 o’clock position on the wheel.
Don’t Stand on the Brakes
If you don’t have an antilock brake system, your brakes can lock up, which sends your vehicle into a skid. When this happens, you have no control over the vehicle. Different vehicles will require different braking techniques to get them to come to a stop in the most efficient manner, but pushing as hard as you can on the brakes seldom helps the vehicle come to a complete stop.
When something is coming at you, look where you want to go, not at the thing coming at you. Drivers will tend to move toward whatever they are looking at on the road. One of the basic driving techniques that can keep you from crashing into something is to make sure your eyes are fixed on the route you intend to take to escape hitting it.
If you are injured in a car accident, contact a lawyer. They may be able to help you file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your pain and suffering, any injuries you suffered and for the damage to your property. This will depend upon the other driver having been negligent in some regard or upon some other agency having been negligent. Speaking to an attorney is the best way to find out whether or not you have the option of filing such a lawsuit.