Never Rest Your Feet on the Dashboard: When driving down the highway or interstate, it is a common sight to see passengers putting their feet on the dashboard. Most individuals pay this no attention and think nothing of it. Perhaps it is a more comfortable position, especially on long drives. Idaho is a big state, so long drives are an everyday thing.
However, resting your feet on the dashboard is actually quite dangerous. If that vehicle is involved in a car accident, the likelihood of a serious injury (especially to the femur, the main leg bone) is far higher than it otherwise would be. In some cases, amputation may even occur, completely changing the life of the victim.
From a medical and safety standpoint, resting your feet on the dashboard is a bad idea. It is also not a smart move from a legal standpoint. If you are in an accident and your feet were on the dashboard, insurance companies and other liable parties will probably argue that you are partially at fault for your injury, potentially decreasing your financial compensation package. This could put you in a crunch, as medical care is extremely expensive, and you may not be able to return to fulltime work after your accident.
It is always best to err on the side of caution. No one plans to be in a car accident, yet they happen. You may think you could never be in an accident, so you decide to rest your feet on the dashboard. This seemingly innocent act could very well result in a life altering injury. Just don’t do it. Every time you get into a vehicle, there is a level of risk involved. Don’t put your feet on the dashboard and take other precautionary measures, such as wearing your seatbelt, only driving while sober (or riding with someone who is sober), and obeying all Idaho traffic laws and customs. You may feel this is a tad overbearing, but it is far better than ending up in the emergency room, perhaps missing a leg or two.
As experienced lawyers in Idaho, we’ve seen it happen. Please take precautions when you are on our state and nation’s roads. Your life is on the line, and so is everyone else’s who share the road with you.
If you or a loved one have been in a car accident in the state of Idaho that was caused by another driver’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, reach out to our law firm today to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. One of our highly trained attorneys would love to speak with you about your case. This service is complimentary, so you do not have to worry about funds. Additionally, we will operate on a contingency basis; you won’t have to pay anything until after we have won your case and you have gotten a check! Call us today!
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