With the recent volcanic eruptions and lava flow in Hawaii, we want to
provide you with helpful safety tips to avoid a car accident. Our firm
provides compassionate legal assistance to those who have been injured
by someone else’s negligence or recklessness. In the midst of the
volcanic activity, there are several steps you can take to stay safe on the road.
To Increase Your Safety, You Need to:
Stay off the road as much as possible. The best thing to do is to stay off the roads entirely. This means you
may need to cancel certain plans, or hold off on making trips that take
you closer to the volcanic activity. However, if you do need to drive,
you should proceed with caution.
Use headlights and windshield wipers as needed. Volcanic ash can make it difficult to see clearly while driving. By using
your headlights, you can increase your visibility and help others see
you better as well. Furthermore, if it is raining, remember to use your
windshield wipers and to clean them thoroughly after you reach your destination.
Practice defensive driving habits. These include maintaining a safe distance between your car and the car
in front of you, going a safe and legal speed, and keeping your focus
on the road. In inclement weather, it may also be necessary to go 5-10
miles per hour under the speed limit.
Avoid distracted driving. Distractions include anything that takes your hands off the wheel, your
eyes off the road, and your mind off of driving. By keeping your eyes
on the road, you can spot dangerous conditions, such as fallen trees and
other types of debris, in time to react. Furthermore, it is important
to keep both hands on the wheel while driving, and to avoid mental distractions.
Injured by a Negligent Driver? Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner Is Here to Help.
Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner has fought diligently on behalf of injured clients. By following these
tips, you can increase your safety on the road. However, you cannot control
the actions of others. If you or a loved one have been injured by a negligent
or reckless driver, you have the right to pursue justice by filing a
personal injury claim. We will discuss your options and guide you through the process as you
Contact our office today to learn how we can help. We offer free consultations for your convenience.