Mullen & Mullen Helps Community Talk To Aging Parents About Driving
Mullen & Mullen personal injury law firm in Dallas, TX recently published a blog post titled ‘4 Signs It’s Time to Talk to Your Parent About Not Driving.’ The post identifies some of the signs one might need to stop their aging parents from driving for their own safety. As people grow older, they become less physically capable of safely operating vehicles, and at a certain point it is better for the sake of both the elderly person involved and the community as a whole for them to put down their car keys for good.
“You don’t want to talk to your aging parent about taking away their car keys. No one does,” the blog post observes. “And nobody wants to give away their independence. Who wants to be the bad guy who takes it away? But for your parent’s safety, and for everyone else’s, sometimes it’s an unpleasant thing you have to do. How do you know it’s time to have that conversation? First, make 100% sure you know it’s the right thing to do. It’s much easier to do something when you know it’s truly the right choice.”
The article lists certain signs that it is time to stop one’s parents from driving, starting with the question of whether or not they get lost on routes that they should know. Driving around known routes should be a task that requires no thought, so it is usually time to stop driving once this becomes hard to accomplish. Older people are often susceptible to conditions like Alzheimer’s or dementia, both of which can make driving very difficult, if not extremely dangerous. This is why it is important to watch for signs of forgetfulness — and intervene when it becomes clear that they are a danger to themselves and others on the road.
Dents or scratches can be evidence of one’s parents having trouble while driving. Isolated incidents may simply be mistakes, but the constant appearance of new scratches and dents over months may be a sign that they are not as in control of their vehicle as they need to be to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them. This may also be a sign that they feel overwhelmed when driving. An overwhelmed, out-of-control driver is a danger to everyone on the road, and it is important to ensure that elderly loved ones are not taking on more than they can handle when they get behind the wheel of their vehicle.
These are some but not all of the signs that it might be time to stop driving, and one can find out more by reading the firm’s full article. Mullen & Mullen specializes in tackling personal injury cases on behalf of clients in Dallas. However, they also have locations in Plano, Frisco and Fort Worth, from where they offer clients access to a versatile legal team with almost 40 years of experience. Founded in 1982, the firm has been helping clients get the compensation they deserve for decades, and they continue to represent the best legal assistance Dallas has to offer.
A number of pleased clients have left excellent reviews of the firm. “I retained the Mullen & Mullen law firm to represent me when I was injured in two different automobile accidents,” says Joe Woolfolk. “The firm’s first priority demanded that my injuries were properly taken care of. They advised me throughout both cases using their extensive legal experience. Everyone in the firm treated me with great respect and were professional and knowledgeable at all times. I have referred family and friends to the firm and would not hesitate using Mullen & Mullen Law Firm should the need arise.”
Another client, Eddie Dean, had this to say, “The Law Firm of Mullen & Mullen exceeded my expectations. They worked expediently on my behalf with the utmost of integrity. I couldn’t have worked with a better firm. Why did I hire the Mullen & Mullen Law Firm? It’s because I trusted them.” More reviews can be found on the firm’s official website as well as several other platforms.
Those interested may also visit the firm’s website for more information and other news regarding Mullen & Mullen and personal injury cases in Dallas. Similarly, they are welcome to reach out to Doug Callaway of Mullen & Mullen to schedule a consultation or pursue any further inquiries.
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