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Vehicle Door Accidents

Vehicle Door Accidents

Whether you park your car on the side of a busy road or in a parking lot, you should always be aware of what is around you before opening your car door. This is such a routine part of our daily lives that not many people put much thought into opening a door. Many individuals are in a rush trying to get to their next destination that they aren’t always aware of their surroundings. This lack of awareness can be the cause of some hazardous accidents. Every time you get in and out of the driver’s seat you should always be aware of what is around you. Being alert and aware will help keep you and others safe for accidents resulting in serious injuries. 

Tips On Opening Up A Car Door

Once individuals have parked their car, they often open the door and don’t think twice. This is such a routine part of everyday lives that individuals do it mindlessly. Think about what hand you open up your door with. Most individuals will open up their doors with their left hand and not even think about it. It is just so normal to use your left hand and get out of the car. If you change your habits and use your right hand, you will find that it forces you to turn your body and look out the window. This will help you see what is next to you and avoid and accident with a bike or pedestrian walking by. These accidents can cause serious injuries or even be fatal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that more than 2 people are killed on a bicycle each day in the United States. 

It seems like such a simple task to open up a car door and not think about it. If you can change your habits to use your right hand and turn your body all the way to see what is around you, you could save yourself and others from a bad accident. If you open up your door and hit a biker, they could sustain some serious life-threatening injuries. You could be held liable for not being aware of your surroundings and causing an accident. You could potentially receive a fine of $50 if you cause this type of accident. 

Finding An Arizona Automobile Accident Attorney

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Accidents occur on a daily basis in Arizona. These accidents can lead to serious injuries which can be very costly and change someone’s life forever. If you have been involved in a car accident reach out to an auto accident attorney at ELG. Our attorneys want to help you understand all of your legal options before filing a legal claim. We also want to help you fight for your legal rights and recover the compensation you deserve. We will stand by your side the entire time and answer all of your questions along the way. Contact our team of knowledgeable Phoenix attorneys to explore all of your legal options and set up a consultation. Call us today at either Phoenix or Mesa Arizona law offices at (623) 877-3600.