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Using common sense to reduce your injuries in an accident

While you cannot ever know for sure that you can avoid getting into a car accident, it is important to take precautions so that you can effectively minimize your injuries if you are involved in an accident in Mississippi. At Wood, Carlton & Hudson, P.C., we have been able to help many victims of car accidents as they put their best efforts into making a full recovery. 

One thing that you can do is to get rid of anything that could potentially distract you from your number one job while you are driving, which is to stay focused on the road ahead of you and the other cars around you. Distractions can include eating food, talking with your passengers, programming your GPS or manipulating devices such as your radio or cellphone. Eliminating things that could cause you to divert your attention away from driving is an excellent way to be a more attentive and defensive driver. 

According to ThoughtCo.com, one way that you can potentially reduce your injuries if you are caught in a wreck is by making sure that before you begin driving, your seat is in the correct position. Some of the areas you should pay attention to include the height and recline of the seat, how much legroom you have and how the headrest is adjusted. You may even consider adding a customized pillow for lumbar support. By guaranteeing that you are sitting in the correct position, you may be able to reduce severe injuries that could have been prevented in part if you were sitting correctly. 

In addition to wearing your seatbelt, understanding other things you can do to increase your safety while driving is important to help you better protect your body from harm. For more information, if you have been injured in a car accident, visit our web page. 

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