After a minor auto collision, this could save you from injury and paying compensation

Extensive research has been done on a variety of driving hazards. For decades researchers have been studying driving behaviour on closed tracks and simulators. One of the things that these researchers have found is that detecting a stopped or slow moving vehicle on a highway can be much more difficult than we think.

It takes longer than you expect for your eyes and brain to recognize that a vehicle ahead of you is stopped, or driving very slowly. This is particularly so at night or on straight and flat highways in rural settings. A stopped vehicle in the live lane of a highway is extremely hazardous, even when the hazard lights are on.

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Troy Lehman joined Oatley Vigmond in 2006 and became a partner in 2010. As a personal injury lawyer, his greatest satisfaction comes from helping people through to the other side of a difficult time in their lives. “We’re here to help and relieve stress,” Troy says. “When I walk into a first meeting with a client, people are often scared and anxious. And for me, the best thing that can happen at the end of the meeting is that they say, ‘I feel so much better.’

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