Articles Posted in Automobile Accidents

Driving alone at night in Homestead or anywhere in Florida comes with some added dangers. Fatigued driving accidents are more common at night, as are drunk driving accidents. Visibility is poor and more wildlife may be on the roads. Driving alone at night can also make you a possible target for potential criminals.

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Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to stay safer on the roads:

1) Improve visibility: Make sure you take care of your eyes and have the right lens prescription if you wear glasses on contact lenses. If you wear glasses, consider a no-glare coating so you can see well at night. Adjust the interior and dash light to further prevent glare. If you wear contact lenses, avoid driving at night after a full day of wearing contacts, when they may be dried and uncomfortable. Use headlights and high beams, as needed, to allow other drivers to see you.

Getting your kids to and from school can be the most dangerous part of their day. Car accidents in Hollywood and South Florida are a leading cause of injuries and accidents involving young children.

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The extra traffic on the road during the school morning and afternoon rush can increase your risk of a car accident and if you are in a collision with your children in the car, they can be thrown around and may suffer serious head injuries, back injuries, and other serious injuries.

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has declared May to be motorcycle safety awareness month. As part of the effort to reduce motorcycle accidents in Hollywood and other Florida cities, FDOT has partnered with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) to offer affordable motorcycle safety courses. If you ride, this is an ideal opportunity to get some classes to stay safer on the roads.

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In addition to taking courses, there are several things you can do to stay safer on your motorcycle and in your car during May and for the rest of the year:

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Rollovers happen when a car turns over on its side or its roof during a crash. In some cases, these collisions cause the vehicle to turn all the way over to rest on the wheels again. Due to the way passengers are violently shaken inside the car, rollovers in Homestead and across the country frequently lead to serious injury and even fatalities.

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Rollovers in Hollywood and across South Florida happen for a number of reasons. In some cases, a vehicle is traveling too fast and this can cause the car to spin out of control and roll, especially on turns and on uneven roadways. Rollovers can also happen when a car collision is serious enough to cause a rollover. Crashes where the wheels of a car leave the road are more likely to result in rollovers.

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Rear-end collisions in Hollywood and Homestead are sometimes called rear-end shunt accidents. These crashes occur anywhere in Florida and across the country and in many cases are completely preventable. If you have been injured, you will want to ensure you have the compensation you need to replace lost income, pay for medical bills, and take care of yourself financially.

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In most cases, these crashes occur because a driver behind the impacted car was negligent. Common causes of rear-end shunt collisions include distracted, sleepy, or drunk driving. When a motorist is not alert, he or she can fail to notice when the car in front of them has stopped, and this can cause them to crash into the car in front of them. Tailgating or failing to leave enough room in bad weather can also lead to collisions, as can poor road design or poor road repair. In these cases, if you have been injured in a rear-end shunt collision, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries and losses.

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Traffic accidents in Homestead, Miami, Hollywood, and other communities are one of the leading causes of injury and fatalities in Southern Florida. While you cannot change how other motorists drive, there are several things you can do this year to reduce your risk of accidents and injuries over the next twelve months:

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Now that the holidays are around the corner, it’s time to get serious about safe holiday driving. The extra pressures and dangers of this season can mean an increased risk of car accidents in Homestead and Florida and this is a devastating time of year to be injured.

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There are many reasons why this time of year is more accident prone. Hectic schedules and more cars on the road due to holiday shopping and events can mean frayed tempers and distraction. In addition, holiday parties increase the likelihood of drunk driving. Even though in Florida we are fortunate not to have to deal with winter and snow, we still have plenty of hazards. Here’s how to stay safer during this special time of year:

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Halloween driving can put pedestrians at risk. On Halloween, children may be running around trick or treating or enjoying the holiday. That, combined with parties on October 31, can create the risk of pedestrian accidents in Homestead and other cities.

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Whether you have children or not, there are several things you can do to reduce your risk of traffic collisions:

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Car accidents involving cars on the road injure children, but some child car injuries in Hollywood are caused by vehicles accidentally set in motion. When children are left alone in a car, they tend to explore and can manage to start the vehicle and cause it to roll forward or backward. If the car is parked on a hill or a slope, the vehicle can roll towards another vehicle, towards traffic, or towards a tree or solid object. A vehicle set in motion with child passengers can cause devastating head injuries, fractures, and other serious injuries.

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Most cars made after 2006 have a BTSI (brake transmission shift interlock system), which means the driver has to engage the brake to get the car out of park. This can help prevent vehicles accidentally set in motion, but children can still accidentally set a car in motion. Older cars do not have BTSI and are a risk.

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Tourists arrive in Florida during the spring and summer to take advantage of the many festivals and special events this area of the nation has to offer. As school is let out for the summer, especially, many families and college students choose to come to Southern Florida to take advantage of the beaches, nigh life, culture, and food Miami has to offer.

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Unfortunately, more people on the roads and more big events can also mean a greater risk of traffic collisions. If you are a resident in Miami, there are a few things you will want to do to ensure you stay safe:

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