The United States is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic with over 5 million auto accidents happening annually, resulting in injuries (many with permanent disabilities) to more than 3 million people, and over 40,000 fatalities. Unfortunately, car accidents will continue to happen as long as people continue to drive, but we can all use some common sense behavior to decrease the odds of being involved in a collision.
First and foremost, understand that driving a vehicle requires your full, undivided attention. You really need to concentrate – playing with the radio or CD dials, talking on the phone or texting while driving can be a recipe for disaster. Just as important, never drive under the influence of alcohol, and please be aware that as little as just one drink can affect your overall awareness and reaction time. If you feel sleepy or fatigued, no matter what time of day, avoid driving – and if you are already on the road, get to a safe place and rest as long as necessary. And lastly, because even the best precautions can’t completely stop accidents from occurring, make sure both you and your passengers wear your seatbelts at all times.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an automobile accident in Florida, contact the Automobile Accident Attorneys at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., at 1-800-TellRobert – our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We have successfully handled hundreds of automobile accident cases over the past three decades. We will evaluate your accident claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights.