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Planning Your Summer Trips: How to Stay Safe

Are you planning a long road trip this summer? While this is supposed to be a time of fun and enjoyable experiences for you and your family, there are situations in which an accident can force you into a difficult position, especially if you are far from home.

Staying safe is one of the most important things you can do on your road trip, but not everyone recognize what they need to do to stay safe. Here are some of the steps you should take before you take off for your road trip this summer.

Check Your Routes Well Ahead of Time

As part of your preparation, you should check your map each day at the time you plan on leaving to get a good idea of what traffic is like. Some routes may be more heavily occupied by other vehicles, which increases the potential for a serious accident and it may make more sense to avoid them.

It also gives you an idea of other alternative routes that may exist and you can leave earlier or later than your intended time to avoid some of the heavier traffic. Make sure you’re checking each day for a few weeks to get a good idea of when to leave.

Load Your Car Up with Essentials

Unfortunately, accidents happen on the road and you never know when something can happen. As such, the most you can do is be prepared should something happen and you find yourself in a difficult situation.

Make sure you have adequate cell phone battery, a charger, water in case you have to wait for authorities or a tow truck, and something to gather the necessary evidence you need to file a proper claim for the damages you have sustained.

Our New York car accident lawyers at Levine and Wiss are here to help you. We’re ready to guide you through the process and pursue the compensation you need to recover. Let us represent your rights and protect your best interests during this difficult time.

Call us at (888) 973-0344 today to discuss your rights with our firm.