Articles Posted in Car Accident Causes

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Snow and winter conditions have already hit Northern Florida and the icy weather is now headed to Southern Florida. It may even impact Miami, Hollywood, Homestead, West Palm Beach, and other areas. While snow in Florida is exciting and while the sort of blizzard conditions which affect the north are unlikely to travel this far south, keep in mind that winter conditions of any kind can be dangerous. For Florida drivers, especially, even small amounts of ice and snow can be deadly, simply because many of us are not used to driving in wintry conditions.

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Use these tips to stay safe in the snow:

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With Thanksgiving weekend right around the corner, residents of Hollywood and southern Florida need to be aware of the risks of car accidents during this time of year. Larger numbers of people on the road, holiday stress, drinking at holiday parties and other factors all contribute to distracted driving, drunk driving and a variety of causes of serious pedestrian and car accidents

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There are several things you’ll want to do to stay safe that weekend:

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Fatal car accidents reached a nine-year peak in 2016, prompting new worries about car safety. There are many ways to reduce the risk of serious car accidents in Hollywood or your community, and one of them involves ensuring your tires are safe.

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Tires do a lot more than just keep the wheels on your car moving forward. They can also impact how quickly you can stop, how well your car maneuvers and how much you can control your vehicle. You don’t control how well manufacturers design your tires, but one simple thing you can control is tire pressure.

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Road range can stem from virtually anything. Driving itself can be frustrating, especially when heavy traffic or discourteous drivers are a factor. Aggressive driving occurs when a driver is not able to control their emotions and acts out. In the mildest forms, road rage can involve no more than a few curse words and a rude hand gesture. In serious incidents, though, people have resorted weapons and drivers have been killed in these incidents. Road rage can also be a distraction which can lead to car crashes in Hollywood and other communities.

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We all have a responsibility to avoid road rage incidents. While we cannot control the emotions of others, there are several things we can do to make the roads safer for everyone:

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Front-end collisions in Hollywood and across South Florida have a high probability of injuries and even fatalities. All car accidents can lead to an injury, but front-end collisions are especially known for causing lower body injuries, such as the foot injuries, leg and hip injuries and trauma to the spinal column. This is because the force of such a crash is aimed toward the lower body. In some cases, motorists may even find their legs crushed by the impact of the collision.

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Engineers creating roads and freeways work to prevent front-end crashes. In many cases, these accidents are the result of negligence or are largely preventable. As a result, if you have been injured in a front-end collision, it is important to seek help from a Hollywood front-end collision attorney to review your rights and options. You may have a claim and that claim may be worth more than you realize.

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Aggressive driving is a serious risk on Hollywood and South Florida roads. Aggressive drivers may take risks, may speed and may engage in dangerous and reckless driving. Each year, instances of road rage and aggression lead to serious injuries and fatalities.

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While you cannot control how other people deal with the frustrations of driving, there are many ways you can prevent road rage accidents yourself:

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Flooding in Hollywood, Homestead, and other Florida cities can happen with heavy rains, tornadoes, and other weather disasters. In most cases, you will hopefully be safe at home when disaster strikes and will be on high ground. But what happens if you are caught driving when you find yourself in a flood?

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Flood waters can cause you to lose control of your car, which can result in car crash in Homestead or your community. Rising flood waters can cause serious damage in other ways, too. They can knock down power lines or cause electrical shorts that can put people in danger of electrocution. Water can also crash into you or your car with enough force to cause serious damage.

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Multitasking, or trying to accomplish several tasks at once, has been linked with increased inefficiency as well as distracted driving. Distracted driving in Homestead and across the state is a serious problem. When drivers take their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel, or their mind from the task of driving, accidents can and do result. Multitasking can also increase the risk of workplace injury and other types of injuries, since studies show we are not as adept at juggling multiple thoughts or tasks as we think.

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Most experts agree monotasking is important, especially with higher-risk activities such as driving. Monotasking means focusing on one activity at a time rather than many things. Monotasking means staying mindful and in the moment rather than daydreaming or thinking about the next activity. Studies have suggested this approach can make you more productive and safer—both at work and while driving. There are many ways you can ensure you monotask to reduce the risk of a car accident:

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Car accidents in Hollywood and South Florida happen for many reasons, including drunk driving, mechanical failure, and other problems. One common reason for car accidents involves poor visibility. When drivers can’t see what’s in front of them, they can’t react in time to avoid a crash.

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Visibility on the road is affected by many things, including the weather, signage, street lights, car design, and other factors. However, there are many things you can do as a motorist to keep your visibility high to reduce your risk of collisions:

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Commutes during the morning rush hour can be hectic and can mean a risk of car accidents in Hollywood or your community. Mornings during the school year, especially, can be complicated and busy, which can lead to crashes and collisions.

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This year, you can make the commute to and from school a little easier by planning ahead. This is the perfect time of year to reevaluate the school run and find new ways to keep your children safe:

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