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Intoxicated man charged for causing fatal accident

Many people in Florida rely on their cars every day to get where they need to go. Many need to drive to work, to the grocery store, to run errands, visit family and friends and for many other reasons. Due to this fact, there are many vehicles on the roads each day. In many situations people are also driving at fairly high speeds and with all the other vehicles on the road, it does not take much to cause a car accident. A brief lapse in judgment can lead to damage to the other vehicles and serious injuries to those involved.

Statistics demonstrate that car accidents are very prevalent

Most people in Florida need to either drive or travel on the roads in Florida every day. They may drive cars or trucks, ride busses, drive tractor-trailers, ride a motorcycle, ride a bicycle or simply walk. This means that the roads can be very crowded. With all the vehicles travelling at high speeds close to each other, it does not take a huge mistake by one driver to cause a motor vehicle accident. These accidents can be very devastating for the victims of the accidents and may change their lives forever.

Distracted driving is not uncommon in Florida

Unfortunately, observing drivers texting while driving is not uncommon in parts of Florida. Texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving are dangerous for distracted drivers and those they share the roadways with. Authorities note that using a cell phone while driving is the most dangerous form of distracted driving because it removes the driver's hands from the steering wheel and their focus from driving.

Florida car accident victims suffer serious injuries

This blog recently discussed the types of damages that may be available to victims following a car accident. A recent car accident in Florida left one woman in critical condition and 4 others in serious condition. The motor vehicle accident occurred when the 38-year old driver of one of the vehicles involved in the car accident crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle traveling in the other direction. Though both drivers attempted to avoid the collision, they were unable to do so.

What types of damages are available following a car accident?

When victims are injured in a car accident, they may be able to recover a variety of damages to help them with the physical costs, financial costs and emotional costs associated with a car accident. Victims may need help with these costs as a car accident can leave them facing an indefinite future when they are unable to work because of the injuries or disability suffered in the car accident but are also facing mounting medical bills and the stress associated with both.

What should I do after a car accident?

Car accidents can be overwhelming so it is important to know what to do when you are in one. There are important steps to take following a car accident. Initially, it is important to remain at the scene of an accident, especially if there are injuries or fatalities. Individuals who leave the scene of an accident may face serious consequences for leaving the scene of an accident.

Can self-driving cars save us from rising car accident deaths?

The dawning of self-driving cars has been predicted for a long time now. It isn't so much that the dawning will never come, but it is taking a lot longer to develop and safely deploy these vehicles than anyone thought. It appears that we are very close to that seemingly far-off future from becoming our present.

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