Heatwaves and climate change have been in the news lately, and while Islamorada and other South Florida communities are hardly strangers to high temperatures, this is a good time to review the link between hot temperatures and car accidents and to discuss ways to lower your risk of crashes, no matter what weather you’re driving in.
Car accidents in North Miami and across South Florida can lead to many kinds of injuries, including back injuries, fractures, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, and more. One of the most emotionally difficult injuries to sustain can be scarring and disfigurement.
While it can be dismissed by insurance companies as largely “cosmetic,” scarring can have a profound impact on a car crash survivor’s life and it’s important that we take this injury seriously.
Many car and truck accidents result in pain and injuries. For some survivors, however, pain doesn’t go away easily. In situations where pain after an injury lasts for months after it was expected to subside, it is called chronic pain and it’s a serious medical condition which can be life-altering for sufferers.
For many people in North Miami Beach and South Florida, living with chronic pain can affect their ability to enjoy everyday activities, go to work, or even care for themselves.
In Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties, car accidents happen every day. They have many possible reasons, but many people overlook litter and debris as a cause of crashes. While litter can be unsightly on South Florida roads, it can also pose a danger to drivers. Driving over larger pieces of debris can cause drivers to lose control, and motorists can also get into a collision if they swerve to avoid an item on the road.
In addition, debris on the road can be large enough to block traffic or sharp enough to puncture tires, leading to crashes. For smaller vehicles, such as bicycles and motorcycles, debris can be especially dangerous, since even small debris can cause these vehicles to lose control. Some forms of spills on the road, such as chemical spills, can lead to exposure and even fires.
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.
Rain. Glaring sun. Hurricanes. Florida drivers sometimes have to put up with a lot on the road. While none of us control the weather, it is expected that we take proper care to adjust out driving and speed for the conditions. If drivers fail to do so, they can be held liable for injuries they cause.
Florida is known as the Sunshine State, but our beautiful weather and the many days of bright sunshine can make driving hazardous. We understand we need to slow down during a terrible storm because of the weather, but some drivers are negligent in accounting for bright sunlight, too. When they are and they cause an accident, they can be held accountable and those who are injured by their actions may have a legal claim.
Miami car shows are a popular form of entertainment, allowing owners of muscle cars, hot rods, historic cars, and other collectibles to compete, come together, and take part in fun events. Miami International Auto Show, Cruisin’ South Florida, Cars & Coffee events, Dream Car Classic events, and other shows draw tens of thousands of people.
In Cutler Bay and across South Florida, fatigued drivers are a serious risk on the roads. The trucking industry has recognized the dangers of tired drivers and requires truck drivers to limit hours on the road and keep updated logs of hours rested. For passenger car drivers, there are no such restrictions. For both truck drivers and passenger car motorists, fatigue contributes to 91,000 serious collisions yearly.