The coronavirus pandemic has turned the whole world upside down; and as a part of that, the risk of injury is much higher. Many people are being very reckless, both on and off the roads. You are always at some risk of an injury accident, but during the chaos of this crisis your risks are much higher. Here are some tips for surviving the pandemic without an injury accident.
Shop at Odd Times
If you have to go out for essentials, try to do so outside of peak shopping or traffic times. The best way to avoid an injury accident is to avoid as many hazards as possible, and right now the biggest hazard is the people themselves. Shopping at odd times reduces your exposure to other people, which is good in more ways than one.
Be Extra Vigilant While Driving
Law enforcement is just as worried about getting sick as any other essential worker. For that reason, minor traffic violations are currently being ignored by most officers. The more traffic stops they make, the more potential they have for being exposed to the virus.
But this means that there are many reckless drivers on the road unchecked. Drivers are ignoring posted speed limits, especially on the highways. Across the country, speeders going over 100 mph have become extremely common. With the roads much emptier than usual, it makes people more lax in their driving habits.
It is important to make sure that you are being extra vigilant while driving. Be very aware of all of the cars around you and what they are doing. Don’t expect that everyone will use their turn signals. Don’t expect that anyone will be doing the posted speed limit. Watch everything so that you can react quickly to avoid an accident if one occurs.
If You Are Injured
An injury during this time can be more than painful, it can be a major inconvenience. Hospitals are trying to limit the number of patients in their emergency rooms, and most of them are not allowing any visitors or accompanying guests. Still, it is important to make sure you seek medical attention.
If you are injured on the road or in another way and the accident was caused by another party, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.