How to Avoid Pothole Damage

Sometimes, the roads and highways can be unforgiving, especially if they are scattered with diverts, bumps, and potholes. While your vehicle is designed to absorb the shock of hitting a pothole, repeated contact can start to wear on your car.  We can’t control the road, but there are ways to avoid receiving significant damage to […]

How to Prevent 18-Wheeler Accidents

Sharing the road with an 18-wheeler can be nerve-wracking. Whether you’re driving at high speeds on the highway, stuck on a one-lane road, or stopped in traffic, the size and weight of an 18-wheeler can feel overwhelming.  The damage that 18-wheeler wrecks can cause is devastating. That’s why it’s essential always to remain alert and […]

How to Deal With Aggressive Drivers

We have all experienced it before. You’re driving down the highway, and suddenly everything comes to a halt. Cars are lined up, bumper to bumper, for what seems like miles. Then, suddenly, you hear a car horn blaring behind you. Traffic starts to pick up slowly, but the angry driver behind you follows your car […]

3 Ways Road Construction Impacts You

We’ve all dealt with road construction, and if you haven’t, where do you live, and how do we get there? Road construction is a necessary evil. It can be incredibly frustrating for drivers and unimaginably dangerous for the workers. Several factors contribute to road construction hazards, from the bright blinding lights to unexpected traffic patterns. […]

How to Safely Navigate Holiday Traffic This Winter

Not everyone will be on the roads this season, but those who will be face many dangers while traveling. Holiday traffic comes with an increase of crowded roads, weather hazards, and heightened alcohol consumption. So, how can you keep yourself and your family safe while traversing the winter roads? Smith Injury Law has three expert […]

8 Tips for Motorcycle Safety

According to the National Highway Safety & Transportation Administration, “There are over 4 million motorcycles registered in the United States. Motorcycle fatalities represent approximately 5% of all highway fatalities each year.” When sharing the road with large, fast, powerful automobiles, motorcycle drivers have a disadvantage when it comes to staying safe and avoiding a collision. […]

Driving Saftey Tips for SC Drivers

Most people are mindful of staying safe while on the road. However, there may be some hazardous conditions that many drivers encounter and do not know how to handle well. Here are 5 tips from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety about what to be aware of while driving and how to stay safe […]

Are You Too Tired to Drive? Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

There are many reasons why you might be tired while driving. Everything from medications to late nights to young children can affect your ability to be alert and attentive on the road. But drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Even falling asleep for just 4-5 seconds (called “microsleep”) is enough time […]

3 Ways to be a Proactive Driver

When you were first learning how to drive, your parent or instructor probably drilled you on how to be a “defensive” driver. But, as we’ve established with the difference between the terms “accident” and “collision,” the words we use affect how we think about a topic. In that case, is “defensive” driving the term we […]

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid After a Minor Car Collision

Even though minor car collisions, or “fender benders,” are relatively common, they can still leave you in a state of shock or confusion. In the moment, it can be hard to keep calm and think through the appropriate steps to take. Here are some common mistakes to avoid: Mistake #1: Not getting the information you […]