There are all types of drivers on the road, from teenagers to the elderly. Though everyone on the road is supposed to be licensed, a driver’s license does not always ensure responsibility. Safe driving is crucial because things can happen behind the wheel in a split second.
There are more drivers on the road every year. Traffic can become extremely congested at times. It is important for one to stay focused on driving and not become distracted by texting, talking on the cell phone, or changing the radio station.
Safe driving means obeying the speed limit and traffic laws, not driving too closely to the car directly in front, driving slower during rain and inclement weather, and avoiding alcoholic beverages and certain medications before hitting the road. All of these safe practices can decrease your odds of being in an accident.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there have been more than 200,000 crashes in the state of Florida in 2020. These numbers and the injuries they cause grow each day. To see the status of Florida’s crash statistics as of September 1, 2020, view the below infographic.
If you or a loved one has been injured or you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, the experienced personal injury accident lawyers at Harrell & Harrell, P.A., can help. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to help determine if you have a case. If you choose us to represent you, our experts will help you arrive at a monetary amount to seek for recovery based on the collective economic and non-economic damages you sustained from someone’s negligence, carelessness, or unreasonable act