We all know someone who has been involved in a car accident. It is very likely that you yourself have been involved in one. Florida car accidents are very common. In fact, there are more than 235,000 car wrecks in Florida every year. Accidents are an unfortunate but nearly inevitable part of driving on the road today.
On the brighter side, statistics in many categories relating to accidents in Florida are on the downturn. While driving in Florida, there are a number of actions you can take that will contribute to lower accident statistics, such as:
- Buckle-up. The first thing you should do in a vehicle, even before the engine is started, is put your seatbelt on. Seatbelts have been shown to lower the risk of injury and death in an accident.
- Limit distractions. Driver distraction is one of the leading causes of car crashes in Florida. Keeping passengers quiet, cell phones off, and the radio volume to a minimum will help keep you from unnecessary distractions.
- Don’t drink and drive. Each year, thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths are attributed to drinking and driving. The last couple of years have seen a decrease in these numbers. Always have a designated driver or call a taxi if you must get somewhere after you’ve been drinking.
Knowledge Equals Power in Orlando Auto Accident Cases
Although the numbers are going down, there is still a lot of room for improvement. If you have been injured as the result of an auto accident in Florida, contact Auto Justice Attorney at 407-422-4529 for a free case evaluation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.