Common Causes of Car Accidents in Florida
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There are millions of car accidents that occur throughout the country each year. While some are just minor fender benders resulting in no injuries, there are still thousands who are treated in local emergency rooms and hundreds that die.
With today’s technology, there is a greater emphasis on safety. The causes of car accidents in Boca Raton, Florida can vary greatly, but it is important for everyone to understand what those common causes are.
Distracted driving is becoming such a common concern that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are launching campaigns to stop it. It is estimated that more than 9 people are killed each day in the United States due to distracted driving, and more than 1,000 are injured.
Distracted driving is any type of activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the road, even for a brief second, which can lead to a devastating accident. Distracted driving can include a variety of things, such as:
- Talking to passengers in the vehicle
- Talking on a cellphone
- Changing the radio station
- Setting the navigation system
- Eating or drinking
- Applying makeup, brushing hair or even shaving while driving
- Handing something to a child or passenger in the backseat
Texting and Driving
Texting while driving is a part of distracted driving, but it has become so serious that most people consider it a category all on its own. While Florida has laws against texting and driving, there are plenty of drivers out there that choose to do it anyway. The large majority of those drivers being under the age of 20.
Drinking and Driving
Even with all of the programs out there and awareness, there are still plenty of accidents in Florida caused by drunk driving.
Florida as well as other states is handing down harsher criminal punishments for those who still choose to drink and drive, but that doesn’t offer compensation to those injured by drunken drivers. That is why these injured victims turn to the assistance of a skilled car accident attorney.
These days everyone seems to be in a hurry—and it shows. States are raising their maximum speed limit on highways hoping drivers will no longer recklessly speed, but it isn’t doing much.
Speeding is still one of the most common causes for deadly accidents on the highways and roads in Florida. Unfortunately, the most common culprits of these accidents are teenage drivers who feel speeding is exhilarating and do not care much about responsibility.
Reckless driving is still common. From ignoring street signs to weaving in and out of traffic, it is still a common cause for accidents in Florida. Some of the more common types of reckless driving seen include:
- Failure to signal
- Crossing crosswalk with pedestrians
- Speeding in residential or school zones
- Failure to yield
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Road rage
You May be Entitled to Compensation – Regardless of the Cause
If you or a loved one was injured in one of these common types of accidents, then you may be entitled to a settlement for your injury. The team at Leifer Law Firm wants to help you with your case. We may be able to seek a settlement for:
- Medical Bills
- Long-Term Care
- Car and Personal Property Damage
- Lost Wages
- Death (Wrongful Death Case)
- Pain and Suffering
There is limited time to file a car accident claim against a negligent party. So, it is imperative you speak to a car accident attorney at Leifer Law Firm right away to see if you have a case.
Contact the Accident Lawyers West Palm Beach at Leifer Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation
The sooner you speak to an attorney, the sooner your life will get back to normal. Contact the accident lawyers West Palm Beach at Leifer Law Firm today for a no obligation consultation. We can come to your house, the hospital or you can meet us right here in our offices to discuss your case.
There is no fee for meeting with us and you don’t pay unless our skilled attorneys win your accident case. Call 561-395-8055 to schedule your consultation.