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by Jeff Rasansky - May 8, 2012
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Some auto accidents are tough to avoid. There are other cases, however, where a little foresight can work wonders for keeping you from having a wrecked car or worse. Here are 3 types of accidents that you can avoid with just a little bit of effort.

1: Intersection T-Bones

rear-ended-vehicleThis is the classic accident where someone going through an intersection hits someone else coming from the opposite direction in the side of their car. This is oftentimes caused because the driver coming at the intersection is trying to run a yellow and ends up going too fast to stop before the light actually turns red. If a light is yellow, do not enter the intersection. Yellow means that cars need to clear the intersection before the light change, not that oncoming drivers need to hurry up.

2: Rear End Accidents

In many cases, people get rear ended because the driver that hit them was going way too fast, driving way too close or both. If you have someone harassing you like this, get out of their way and make sure you give them plenty of warning before you do turn or stop. You can also encourage them to pass by giving them some room and slowing down. Either way, be very aware of who’s behind you before you turn off of a road and don’t follow other cars too closely.

3: Driveway Accidents

Whenever you’re coming out of a driveway in reverse, be sure you turn your head and look out the back window of the vehicle. If you don’t have a back window, make sure you have good mirrors. It’s common for people to end up hitting parked vehicles that they didn’t see. If you actually turn your head and look, you’re much less likely to have this happen. Be particularly wary on residential streets where people park all along the sides of the road.

A Dallas car wreck lawyer can help you if someone causes an accident such as described above, in some cases. It depends upon whether or it was negligence on the part of the other driver that caused the problem. If it was, the other driver may be liable for damages. An attorney can sit down with you and help you determine whether or not it’s worth it for you to file a legal action for compensation and, most of the time, they’ll do so for no charge as a free consultation.

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