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Living With ADHD: Ideas on How to Cope With the Disorder and Prevent a Car Accident

Posted Gerard C. Kramer on Jun 11, 2014 in Car Accidents

When your mind is racing and you feel like you are going to jump out of your skin, the last thing you should probably do is get behind the wheel of a car. Unfortunately, those with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder often feel this way every day and have no choice but to go on with their daily lives. Driving with ADHD puts you at a higher risk of getting into a West Shore car accident, but you may be able to help prevent it from happening by changing the environment around you.

Limit Distractions

Perhaps the best way to prevent getting into an accident is to keep distractions down to a minimum. This means no passengers in the vehicle, setting the radio to one station and leaving it there, and no texting or talking on a cell phone. Since those with ADHD have difficulty focusing and paying attention, eliminating distractions could prevent them from getting into accidents.

Plan Ahead

Driving somewhere you have never been before is often intimidating and rattling. If you have to use the GPS, you may become distracted adjusting the settings or listening to the directions. If possible, plan your course beforehand and study where you are going, so that you can stay calm and not have to rely on a GPS.

Get Some Sleep

Exhaustion is a major reason why drivers stop paying attention and get into accidents. Making sure you have plenty of rest before getting behind the wheel can help you stay focused and possibly prevent a crash. 

Getting into a West Shore car accident can cause serious injuries that take a lot of time and money to heal. As the victim, you shouldn’t be held responsible for the costs.

Contact the law offices of Schmidt Kramer today to talk with an attorney about your situation. We may be able to get you the compensation you deserve.

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