Drivers face a myriad of potential hazards on the roads in Miami, Hollywood, and across Florida. While many people are aware of the dangers of drunk driving, there is less awareness about drugged driving. Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs poses severe risks to everyone on the roads and the drugged driving claims attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have worked with many Florida residents whose lives have been forever changed by the actions of a driver under the influence.
Drunk driving awareness campaigns have been used since the 1980s to try to curb drunk driving and drunk driving is illegal in Florida. Despite this, many motorists still make the choice to get into their car after drinking. Unfortunately, they often hurt innocent people.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident in Homestead, FL, or surrounding areas, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The steps you take after being injured, however, will make a big impact on your ability to seek financial recovery.
In Florida, there are laws that prohibit the sale, manufacture, use and distribution hundreds of drugs. These controlled substances are classified as Schedule I through Schedule IV drugs.
Schedule I drugs, for example, have no accepted medical use and are likely to be abused. Schedule II dugs are habit-forming but can be used in some medical situations, with significant restrictions. Schedule III substances are accepted as a form of medical treatment and are less addictive. Schedule IV drugs have a low risk for abuse.
Drivers in Pembroke Pines and across Florida may believe in a number of myths which put them at risk of DUIs. Having the facts on hand can help you reduce your risk of a serious car accident.
Do you believe in any of these misconceptions?
Myth: If I’m under the legal limit, it’s safe to drive.
In Hallandale Beach and across Florida, teens are not allowed to drink and drive. Many parents assume their children are safe, but studies show that teens drink far more often than adults may assume, a habit that can lead to serious car collisions and injuries.
Here are the facts: Florida, where the legal drinking age is 21, has a zero tolerance policy for teen DUIs. If a motorist under the age of 21 has a blood alcohol level of at least 0.02, they face immediate license suspension for six months. A second DUI results in a twelve-month suspension. Refusal to submit to a urine, blood, or breath test for alcohol carries at least a year-long suspension and an 18-month suspension for a second offence.
Drug related car collisions in Cutler Bay cause serious injuries and even fatalities each year. These preventable crashes are caused by a range of substances and if you find yourself in a collision due to drug-taking you may face serious injury, a long recovery period, and significant out-of-pocket costs.
Independence Day is a time to enjoy the many benefits of our country and to spend a weekend with friends and family. Unfortunately, it is also a busy holiday for police and emergency responders, because traffic accidents occur at a high rate across the country.
Many Independent Day car collisions involve alcohol. During this weekend, many families have cookouts and celebrations which can involve alcohol and this can lead to tragedy. This is a good time to make sure you’re ready to drive safely and to avoid injury in Hollywood or your community:
If your children are under the age of 21 and cannot legally purchase or drink alcohol, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about drunk driving. Underage drunk driving accidents in Homestead, Hollywood, Miami, and other Florida communities, unfortunately, are all too common. Many parents assume their child would never drink while a minor, but it is in fact common practice. Children often face considerable pressure from their peers and many start drinking much, much earlier than parents realize.
In addition, children may get into a car with older friends or friends’ siblings, who may be under the influence. Some children who are injured in drunk driving accidents involving an inebriated and underage driver are not always the ones who are drinking. In some cases, they are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time but may still pay a price in serious injuries.
July 4 is a fun holiday, but Miami-Dade County and Broward County authorities have noted that each year this holiday can mean an increased risk of drunk driving and car accidents in Hollywood, Miami, and other communities in the region.
At Flaxman Law Group, we wish you and your family a safe and happy July 4. To make the day even safer, we’d like to remind everyone about these driving tips:
Spring break can be a fun and exciting time, full of memories that will last a lifetime. However, this time of year also means an influx of young tourists into Florida and the Hollywood area, which can create an increased risk for car accident and pedestrian collisions.
Here’s how you can safe during spring break: