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What to Do After a Car Accident in Florida: Your Next Steps
Being in a car collision in Homestead, Hollywood, Miami, or any South Florida community can affect your life for years to come. Our legal team at Flaxman Law Group has seen many drivers whose lives have been permanently changed after a back injury, head injury, or other serious harm sustained in a car accident.
Often, clients who come to us after a car accident wonder if they did everything they could have after their crash. Here are some things you will want to do after your collision to protect yourself and your rights.
Hungover Driving Accidents
Florida drunk driving accidents get a lot of attention, and with good reason. They’re a leading cause of crashes, even after many awareness campaigns over the year. In fact, 1 out of 135 people will be arrested for DUI this year in Florida.
While we all know drunk driving can lead to accidents because driving under the influence can lead to slower response times and poor judgement, it’s not the only culprit. Hungover driving, too, can put drivers and other users of the road at risk.
The Most Common Types of Car Accidents
Car crashes happen in every community in South Florida. The most common collisions include:
How To Get Behind the Wheel After a Car Accident
Being in a car accident is one of the most traumatic events in many people’s lives. In fact, for people outside the military, car accidents are a leading cause of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
After a car collision, the first thing you’ll want to do is to take care of the medical and legal matters. Get checked out by a physician and get treatment for any injuries. Talk to a car accident attorney to seek fair compensation so you can replace lost income, pay for car repairs, pay your hospital bills, and more.
New Year’s Eve: Staying Safe On the Roads
New Year’s Eve parties often involve alcohol, and this is the time of year when many drunk driving accidents happen. Unfortunately, people celebrating the new year sometimes make poor decisions. Since people stay up late, the effects of alcohol can also be amplified by fatigue.
There are a few things you’ll want to do make sure that you ring in the new year safely:
Gifts to Give Drivers This Holiday Season
During the holiday season, there are gifts you can give that are not only thoughtful, but can actually keep friends and family safer throughout 2023. Here are our top picks for drivers:
Avoiding Drunk Driving Accidents This Holiday Season
Unfortunately, at this time of year Homestead, Hollywood, and many other communities see increased DUIs. In many years, there are more inebriated drivers on the road. There are more festivities at this time of year, and alcohol can be served. In addition, even people who don’t normally drink may raise a toast during the holidays. Added stress and fatigued caused by the holiday season in general can make the effects of alcohol hit harder.
To celebrate the holidays safely and avoid a car accident, there are a few things we can all do.
Planning Thanksgiving Travel
If you’re traveling for the holidays, you need a plan to stay safe. Traveling long distances, especially after eating a heavy meal and when the roads are full of other motorists with their own holiday plans, can increase your risk of a car collision. Here’s how to stay safe:
Why Call a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident?
Injuries happen in Southern Florida traffic accidents every day. From car crashes to truck and motorcycle collisions, Floridians face challenges all the time. After a serious injury, one option you have is to contact a personal injury attorney to determine whether you have a claim.
Under Florida law, you may have the right to seek compensation if your injuries were caused by someone’s negligence or wrongful action. For many people, the simplest way to file such a claim is to work with an experienced personal injury attorney, who can take care of the many steps of filing a legal claim.