Emergencies can happen at any time. In addition to being stuck after a serious car accident in Hollywood or any South Florida community, your car could break down in a remote location or a bad storm could trap you in your car for a prolonged time. Being ready gives you the best chances of getting out of the situation safely.
Getting to school can be one of the riskiest things your children do. No matter what transportation option you and your kids choose, they are at risk of car accidents, bicycle accidents, or pedestrian accidents. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the risk.
If you have a new driver in your home, it’s time to help them adjust from summer driving to fall driving. With more young children heading to school and school zones to consider, your new driver may need to change their driving habits. If your teen is going to be driving to school for the first time themselves, now is the time to review safety.
Here’s how to start the conversation:
In Westchester and other South Florida communities, new drivers take drivers’ education classes before getting their license and today many driver education programs focus on defensive driving. It is also possible to take specialized defensive driving classes, either as a new driver or as refresher courses at any time.
Defensive driving training teaches you to drive with a focus on prevention. The goal is to teach drivers to think a few moves ahead, to stay very focused, and to be prepared for the unexpected. Defensive driving also works to reduce the risk of human error and car collisions.
Heatwaves and climate change have been in the news lately, and while Islamorada and other South Florida communities are hardly strangers to high temperatures, this is a good time to review the link between hot temperatures and car accidents and to discuss ways to lower your risk of crashes, no matter what weather you’re driving in.
Car accidents in North Miami and across South Florida can lead to many kinds of injuries, including back injuries, fractures, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, and more. One of the most emotionally difficult injuries to sustain can be scarring and disfigurement.
While it can be dismissed by insurance companies as largely “cosmetic,” scarring can have a profound impact on a car crash survivor’s life and it’s important that we take this injury seriously.
Many car and truck accidents result in pain and injuries. For some survivors, however, pain doesn’t go away easily. In situations where pain after an injury lasts for months after it was expected to subside, it is called chronic pain and it’s a serious medical condition which can be life-altering for sufferers.
For many people in North Miami Beach and South Florida, living with chronic pain can affect their ability to enjoy everyday activities, go to work, or even care for themselves.
In Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties, car accidents happen every day. They have many possible reasons, but many people overlook litter and debris as a cause of crashes. While litter can be unsightly on South Florida roads, it can also pose a danger to drivers. Driving over larger pieces of debris can cause drivers to lose control, and motorists can also get into a collision if they swerve to avoid an item on the road.
In addition, debris on the road can be large enough to block traffic or sharp enough to puncture tires, leading to crashes. For smaller vehicles, such as bicycles and motorcycles, debris can be especially dangerous, since even small debris can cause these vehicles to lose control. Some forms of spills on the road, such as chemical spills, can lead to exposure and even fires.
Whether you live in Florida City, Miami, or any community, the Fourth of July weekend is a chance to spend time relaxing with friends and family. At Flaxman Law Group, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Roundabouts are designed to reduce traffic congestion and make our roads safer. Florida has adopted them widely, so there are about 300 roundabouts on Florida roads and 20 on highways across the state. Unlike intersections, roundabouts don’t use road signs and full stops. Instead, drivers yield right of way, improving the flow of traffic.
While studies have shown that roundabouts reduce the risk of accidents, motorists are sometimes intimidated by them and aren’t sure how to drive safely through a roundabout. We’ve created this guide to help you.