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Avoiding distracted driving-related accidents

On Behalf of | Feb 13, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Most Florida drivers are aware of the dangers of distracted driving, but that doesn’t mean that these types of accidents still don’t happen frequently. While many accidents may result in property damage and minor injuries, others can leave victims with serious health concerns. It’s important for all drivers to acknowledge the risks of distracted driving and to take steps to avoid being involved in accidents where distractions were a contributing factor.

Distracted driving

Some distracted driving accidents are related to using a cell phone while driving. But phones aren’t the only means of distraction to drivers. Drinking, eating, or changing the settings on the radio can also take one’s attention away from the road. Interacting with passengers may also distract a driver, leading them to make an error while driving. Younger drivers are often more likely to be distracted while driving.

Others on the road should watch out for signs of distracted driving. This may include speeding up or slowing down frequently or weaving in and out of lanes of traffic. If someone witnesses another driver who exhibits these behaviors, they should avoid that driver and pull over when it’s safe to call the police if they believe the driver is a danger to others on the road.

Help after an accident

When someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident, whether due to distracted driving or other driver negligence, they may not know where to turn for help. Injuries from car accidents may require one to take time away from work to recover. Plus, these injuries often require one to seek long-term medical treatment, which can be expensive. Florida accident victims have the right to seek compensation from the driver at fault through a personal injury lawsuit.