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:
Your holiday plans can have a big impact on your risk of car accidents during the holiday season. At this time of year, a number of factors can mean an increased risk of car accidents. Busy streets, heavier traffic, and hectic schedules all play a role. This time of year also coincides with flu season, which can mean drivers are tired and distracted by illness. In addition, drinks are served at many holiday events, making drinking and driving a concern across the country.
If you live in Hollywood, Coral Gables or anywhere in South Florida, you will want to plan ahead in a few specific ways:
Holiday weekends can mean an increased risk of drunk driving in Hollywood and across southern Florida. Unfortunately, while many drivers do make the right choice and avoid drinking and driving, there are of chances to make the wrong choices and some motorists do make the wrong decisions.
There are several things you can do to prevent drunk driving accidents from affecting you and your family during the Thanksgiving weekend:
There are many awareness campaigns and programs in place to prevent drunk driving in Hollywood and across South Florida as well as across the country. Drugged driving gets less attention, but it is an equally serious problem. It is also more pervasive that many motorists realize.
Drivers who take certain controlled substances can become reckless and aggressive when driving. Drugs such as benzodiazepines, methamphetamine, cocaine and other substances can affect driving ability. Even over-the-counter or prescription medication taken for pain, allergies and the flu can become dangerous behind the wheel of a car. Some of these over-the-counter and prescription medications can cause dizziness, drowsiness, and other issues which can be hazardous on the road. All of these drugs can lead to impairment which can in turn lead to collisions.
At this time of year, many couples are planning romantic dinners or special events with a loved one. While Valentine’s Day is not traditionally associated with considerably higher rates of DUI accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida, the reality is that red wine and other drinks are often involved with Valentine’s Day dinners and you still need a get-home-safe plan if you plan on having a romantic night out.
Here are some strategies for getting home safely if you’re planning a special dinner out:
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend in Homestead or your South Florida community, you’ll want to take steps to keep everyone at your party safe. Not only do you want to make sure they are having a good and safe time at your party, but as the host you have a responsibility to ensure you take steps to prevent drunk driving and other disasters.
Luckily, there are several things you can do to prevent drunk driving if you’re hosting: