During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traffic thinned out quite a bit. Just about all of us did our part to shelter in place and stay at home. For the most part, the only folks out on the roads were those who were brave enough to deliver food to others. Now, with the weather getting nicer, people are starting to come out more and more. Yes, LA County is still “shut down” more or less, but places are opening up. That means that traffic accidents will probably come up, too. When they do, you need a car accident attorney Los Angeles from the best personal injury law firm.
For the most part, traffic in Southern California is far down from where it was. This might seem like a good thing, as with less traffic, there will be fewer accidents. While that has been the case, it has also proven true that many of the accidents that do occur are that much more dangerous, that much more deadly.
Consider: on these roads, people are able to drive faster than they pretty much ever were before. Instead of sitting on the 405, 101, and other highways for hours, people could literally just drive. For the most part, people follow the speed limit, driving at it or just a bit above. Unfortunately, not everyone follows that.
So, getting into an accident while out on the road is bad at any time, at any speed. However, it can be that much more dangerous if it happens while you’re driving 80 or faster while the other person is, too. Even the best, most technologically advanced car, with the best airbags and other safety features, is going to struggle to be able to keep you safe and protected in such an accident. That’s why it’s so much more important to drive safely no matter what.
That said, as May turns into June, there will be more people heading out onto the roads. Things in LA Country and the surrounding area are starting to open up, more and more. Obviously, this is when all of us must be as vigilant as possible, because the last thing anyone needs is for the county to have to shut down again with a second wave. But, this does mean that more people will be driving.
That means, again, it’s so important to drive safely during this time, too. For some, they haven’t driven much in the last couple months. Yes, it will come back quite quickly, but being careful is a good idea no matter how long it’s been since you were behind the wheel. Driving carefully, driving defensively and conscientiously isn’t something that you should do just because there’s a pandemic on; it should be part of your daily life.
Yes, with the roadways clearer than usual, there might be a temptation to speed, to go faster. But, those speed limits are there for a reason. They're to keep us safe. You can still get to where you're going on time driving the speed limit. Moreover, you can ensure that you get there safely and in one piece.
Here at the LA Injury Group, we’re still fully operational. We’re working remotely, so we’re still meeting with clients and doing everything that we did before the pandemic. That way, we can help our clients to the best of our ability. Folks still get hurt during a pandemic, they get into accidents, they’re hurt through the negligence and recklessness of others. When that happens, we’re there for them.
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