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Basics of car insurance in Florida

Due to the high volume of cars on the roads in Florida each day and the problems associated with human error, there are many car accidents each year. Sometimes the accidents are caused by the conditions on the road, but most are due to the fact that one driver became distracted or violated a traffic regulation and was not able to react properly to a particular situation. Unfortunately, these mistakes also cause significant injuries and property damage to the victims of the accident.

New statistics show increase in drugged driving crashes

There are many reasons that people decide to consume alcohol, but no matter what the reason is, if they become intoxicated it affects their judgment. That is why it is so important that people do not get behind the wheel and drive when they are intoxicated. People generally know this and also know it is illegal, but people still do it on a routine basis. Many people may get away with it and make it home safely, but many others cause car accidents which can have an effect on many different lives.

A head-on crash leaves one dead and critically injures others

People in Florida can control a number of things while they are driving. They can control their speed, whether they check blind spots and signal lane changes, whether they stop at stop lights and other aspects of their own driving. However, even perfect drivers can still end up in car accidents because they cannot control the actions of others on the road.

Holidays bring increase in traffic accidents

Generally the holidays are a festive time in Florida when people get together with friends and family. There are many different types of parties and gatherings that people attend and generally there is alcohol at these parties. This is especially true on New Year's Eve when many more people tend to go out and ring in the new year with alcoholic beverages. It is important that people have designated drivers or a plan on how they will get home because drinking and driving is very dangerous.

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.

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