As loved ones age, it may become apparent they need to give up driving for their safety as well as the safety of those surrounding them. As a Detroit personal injury lawyer, I know many accidents do not stem from any ill will or any harsh feelings nor do they stem from direct carelessness, but may stem from an older adult getting too old to safely operate a vehicle.
Detroit Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Concerns
There is no finite age in which it becomes unsafe to safely operate a vehicle, which can make approaching the subject ever more challenging. For some, they may safely drive until they reach their mid 80s, while others should really give up being behind the wheel in their late 60s or early 70s. Because we rely so much on driving to get around though, it can be suffocating to some to give up the freedom that driving allows a person.
It is important to be as gentle and loving as possible when broaching the subject. Obviously it can be quite sensitive, but if you have concerns and qualms about a loved one’s ability to safely operate a vehicle, they may be valid and may warrant a closer look.
If approaching a loved one about their driving, it is imperative to have a plan in place for how they will still be able to do all their errands, get to their appointments and visits family and friends.
As a Detroit personal injury lawyer, I see way too many accidents that may have been avoided if a few simple steps were taken. If you or your loved one has suffered serious injuries in any type of accident, it is important to talk with a Detroit personal injury lawyer today. Call Davis Law Center today for your free, initial consultation.