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Don't Become An Auto Accident Statistic By Avoiding These Things While Driving

Many people operate motor vehicles without a care in the world. They forget that cars, trucks, and SUVs can be dangerous, especially when drivers get distracted or act negligently. Research by the CDC shows that there were more than 32,000 car crash deaths in 2013 alone. Loss of life is not the only unfortunate side effect of auto accidents either. Drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians can sustain injuries from these incidents. Damages often include...

• Partial Or Full Paralysis
• Burns, Cuts, And Bruises
• Brain Injuries
• Fractured And Broken Bones

As if the pain and suffering were not enough after an auto accident, money woes also become an issue. On many occasions, the injured party cannot work due to the wounds, which makes paying for things like rent, groceries, and lights nearly impossible. Plus, recovering from car crash damages is not cheap. Victims regularly have to pay for doctors appointments, emergency room visits, physical therapist meetings, and prescriptions.

Don't just accept these expenses, particularly if another driver is to blame for the injuries. Hire an auto accident lawyer to fight with your best interests in mind and get the compensation that you deserve. The Florida legal system is complicated, full of technical jargon, and it can make a person feel quite stressed and overwhelmed. Our experienced, reputable firm is ready and willing to go to bat for you. The initial case review is free, and personal injury cases are paid on a contingency fee basis, so there are no upfront, hidden fees, and the firm only get paid if the claim wins. So, don't delay any longer, and instead, get the help you deserve.

 

Things To Avoid While Driving


 

1. Never Operate A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence Of Alcohol, Narcotics, Or Other Illegal Substances

The same CDC research shows that drunk driving contributed to more than 10,000 of the car crash deaths in 2013. When impaired operation occurs, the driver's reflexes slow down, they are unable to keep the car between the lines, and they have no place behind the wheel. Rather than just going home or out for a leisurely spin, driving becomes a dangerous game like Russian roulette. Instead of taking a chance, consider contacting an Uber, Lyft, or taxi driver the next time you get a little tipsy. This action will ensure that you get to your destination safely, and it will keep everyone else on the roadways safe too.

2. Phone Calls, Text Messages, And Social Media Alerts Can Wait

Most people have smartphones attached at the hip these days. The devices are essential for almost all of our daily personal and work activities. They allow folks to receive texts, calls, emails, and other important notifications. However, taking your eyes off the road, even for a mere second to check the screen, is a recipe for disaster. If traffic stops, your vehicle can rear-end another car quickly, which will likely result in injuries. So, stay focused, wait to check announcements until the vehicle is parked in a secure location, and with any luck, you will avoid becoming another statistic.

3. Avoid Stuffing Your Face While Driving

It is not uncommon for a person to hit a fast food drive-thru on their lunch break, during the dinner rush, or at another time. However, when a burger is in one hand, fries are in the other, and a drink is between the legs, operating the car becomes pretty tricky. Whenever possible, go inside the restaurant, take the food to a park, or wait to eat until after arriving at another safe destination. Controlling the car with your knee will likely result in an auto accident, so avoid the act and keep both hands on the wheel.