On Friday, April 29th at approximately 4:00 pm, a crash near route 130 resulted in the death of one person. No new details have been released regarding this crash.
Being prepared can save your life. Not only should you be prepared in the event of an emergency, but you should ensure your vehicle is always functioning properly to attempt to prevent any serious damages from happening. Before operating your vehicle, make sure to check the maintenance on these things:
- Brakes – Brakes are sometimes forgotten about when looking over a vehicle’s general maintenance. On average, your brake pads should be completely replaced between 10,000 and 20,000 miles, or about every 5 years. Wear and tear on brake pads can prevent a vehicle from being able to stop or slow down.
- Airbags – Almost every vehicle on the road has airbag sensors built into its mechanics. When you turn your car on, the sensors should not be illuminated. If you notice it is, you must take it to a mechanic immediately. A faulty airbag can turn any car crash into a fatal car crash.
- Tire Pressure – On most vehicles, your tire pressure should be between 30 and 35 PSI. Tires that fall below or above that can create a lack of control of your vehicle.
- Mirrors – Your side and rearview mirrors are essential to full visibility when driving. Before operating any vehicle, ensure that all three mirrors are fully functional and provide optimal clarity when driving.
- Gas Tank- Running out of gas while driving can cause a sudden stopping or slowing of speed on the road. Checking your gas levels before leaving for your destination is imperative to maintaining a properly kept vehicle.
Unfortunately, car crashes happen constantly. Although we can do everything in our power to prevent them, sometimes they happen because of someone else’s flaws. A car collision may leave you or your vehicle with irreparable damages that should be accounted for. You may be left feeling overwhelmed after a crash due to medical bills, insurance agency claims, and emotional trauma. The car crash attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. are here to take as much stress as possible off of your shoulders. Hiring an attorney means you can pass off your medical bills and insurance claims to someone who understands the legal process and will fight to get you the settlement you deserve while you focus on your mental and physical health. To take the stress off of your shoulders, contact a lawyer at Spiros Law, P.C. by calling (217) 328-2828 or visiting our office located off of University Avenue in Champaign, Illinois.