Each year, more than 5 million auto accidents happen in U.S. roads, injuring about 4 million people, many permanently, and resulting in more than 40,000 fatalities. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for people under 30 years of age.
Needless to say, some car accidents are inevitable, particularly if the other driver is clearly negligent. However, we can all use some common sense behavior to ensure that we are not the cause of the accident. First and foremost, never drive under the influence of alcohol, and please be aware that as little as one drink can affect your overall awareness and reaction time. Second, avoid driving if you’re feeling sleepy or fatigued. Third, really concentrate on driving – playing with the radio, talking on the phone or (perish the thought) texting while driving can be recipes for disaster. Finally, because in spite of the best precautions car accidents still do happen, make sure both you and your passengers wear your seatbelts at all times.
The Automobile Accident Attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have successfully handled thousands of South Florida automobile accident cases over the past three decades. If you have been involved in such an accident, call 1-800-TellRobert for a free initial consultation – our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We will evaluate your accident claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to help protect your legal rights.