If being in at least one car accident in your lifetime is pretty much a guarantee, how can you be sure you’ll survive your crash? In this article, you'll learn what tips and tools you can use to maximize your safety and assure you spend another night tucked safely into bed and we’ll break it down into simple 3 steps.

Learn what to do to avoid an accident, how you can carefully conduct yourself at the scene to save your life, the life of your loved ones and help you to fortify your crash claim or lawsuit.

Step 1: “Avoid” An Accident

A popular and crucial step to safe driving means being prepared for the unexpected. We recommend downloading, printing and putting
a car accident checklist (you can download it on our website at https://www.azizilawfirm.com/car-accident-lawyer/auto-crash-checklist) with your vehicle registration to eliminate guesswork during these challenging times. Read up on these other tips below to become a more aware driver:

- Leave the distractions at home.
- Middle road is the safest ground!
- Keep your eyes on the prize!
- Maintain control of your steering wheel at all times.
- Get up close and personal with your car.

Step 2: If an Accident Is Inevitable “Be Smart!”

Let's say you’re going to have an accident. What are you going to do now? You have literally seconds (or less) to make snap decisions that can make all the difference in the world between life and death. Our advice? Be smart! Use these common-sense tactics to give yourself the best chances of survival possible:

- Keep as calm as possible.
- Slow down if you can!
- Steer the car towards something soft.
- Maintain control of your vehicle the best you can.

Step 3: Careful conduct at a crash site makes all the difference!

Once an accident has happened, more than likely you will be disoriented and/or in shock, in the middle of the road or pulled over to the curb. Here are the careful details that you need to keep in mind that will help keep you safe:

- Call 911 for immediate help.
- Stay… until it’s time to go!
- Avoid a fire.
- Don’t hit-and-run!

Remember that it is not your job to give information to the other participants at the scene of the accident. Be polite, but do not talk about details of the accident or who is at fault. Any of these words can be used against you later, so it is best to say as little as possible.

If the accident you have been in is substantial, you’ll want to call an attorney from the scene of the crash. The bigger your accident is, the more potential for big insurance companies to be involved, and the more risk there is for you!

Source: https://www.azizilawfirm.com/car-accident-lawyer/surviving-a-crash

Author's Bio: 

Since 1998, David Azizi has been helping accident victims in California and representing their interests in personal injury cases, whether big or small. He has fought relentlessly to maximize the financial compensation his clients receive, helping overcome a difficult period in their lives.