In 2015, News 4 San Antonio reported on a car accident in which a couple in had been killed after merging into oncoming traffic. The crash happened in San Antonio, and reports are coming out that the couple may have been having a verbal disagreement which eventually led to the crash.
This brings up plenty of questions, and of course this is simply coming from witnesses who are trying to account what happened, but it provides some perspective on the dangers of fighting while behind the wheel of a car.
To start, fighting while driving is always going to be considered negligent if you cause an accident. If you get into a car accident and you assume that the other driver was fighting with another person, make sure you call a San Antonio personal injury lawyer to get to the bottom of the case.
Let’s take a look at a few ways you can prevent yourself from fighting while behind the wheel of a car and what you should do if a fight breaks out. Fights are a natural part of life, but they don’t belong with you while driving.
Always Pull to the Side of the Road
If you start getting into a fight, the road is no place to be. You take your eyes off the road and things might even get a little physical, causing you to move the steering wheel and pushing you into oncoming traffic. In order to avoid this, go to the side of the road and continue the fight there. Find a parking lot or driveway and get off the road as soon as you can.
Think About Not Even Leaving the House
If you are having a fight while at your home, don’t ever step into a car. Leave one of the people involved in the fight at home, or think about not even leaving at all. There is no reason to step behind the wheel of a car if you are in an altercation with another person.
Turn Around and Go Home
If you are close enough to your home, think about dropping the other person off or just returning home. Yes, this might tick the other person off, but it’s better than getting into a car accident down the road. Protect yourself and your family by resolving the altercation at home.
Let us know in the comments section if you have ever been in a fight while driving a car. Share your thoughts and tips on how you handle these situations. Tell us if you called a car accident lawyer if another person was negligent and caused a car accident because of their fighting in a car.