As summer gives away to fall, it’s important to adjust your driving style to avoid trouble on the road.

These fall driving tips will help keep you safe:

  • Watch for wet leaves: They can quickly cover some or all of the road, thus making it difficult to maintain traction. When driving over wet leaves, maintain a safe speed and don’t brake.
  • Slow down in inclement weather: Heavy rain and strong winds can move into the area at any point. By slowing down, you maintain control over your vehicle. This also gives you more time to make a decision in an emergency.
  • Watch for deer: The fall months result in an uptick in deer activity. Look for road signs notifying you of high deer activity.
  • Beware of sun glare: It is extremely dangerous, as it hinders your ability to see the road ahead and vehicles around you. Protect against this by using your sun visor, wearing polarized sunglasses and keeping your windshield free of debris.

Even if you follow these safety tips, another driver could cause an accident. If this happens, move to safety, call 911 and remain calm until help arrives.

Your number one goal is to stabilize your health as quickly as possible. Once you receive treatment, you’ll better understand how much and what kind of medical care you’ll need and for how long.

As time allows, file an insurance claim and seek other ways to receive compensation from the negligent driver. An accident can alter your life in many ways, so you shouldn’t hesitate to take legal action.