As we close in on the final days of July and cruise into August, some Louisville residents are heading out on family vacations before the kids head back to school. But you should plan ahead for safety before ever leaving home.
That can mean starting your journey only after awakening refreshed from a full night's sleep. It also means preparing your automobile for extended highway driving by airing up the tires, changing the oil and checking the belts for signs of wear and tear. But more often than not, your and your family's safety lies in the hands of other motorists you encounter.
Watch out for drunk or impaired drivers
During summer, there are many occasions where people imbibe alcoholic beverages. While there is nothing wrong with drinking at backyard barbecues, picnics, family reunions and other convivial gatherings, the problem is that not all who overindulge do the responsible thing and arrange for an alternate mode of transportation home.
With the proliferation of Uber and Lyft, there's no reason for impaired drivers to ever get behind the wheel. Yet they still do, so you must be aware of their presence while you travel. If you glimpse a motorist driving erratically, it's best to give them a wide berth and call 911 to report them.
Sometimes, accidents just happen
Despite all your caution, you might wind up getting into an auto accident with another at-fault driver. In those cases, if you suffered injuries and/or other damages, it might be necessary for you to file a claim for damages in order to be compensated for the harm done to you by the other driver's negligence. We can help you get the justice you deserve after an auto accident.