Today’s mobile devices have become more important than our wallets as part of our everyday life. In some cases, they can replace our wallets. Cell phones, tablets, and other devices let us communicate with others, complete work tasks on the fly, call for emergency help, pay for purchases, find our way, take photos if we’re in a car crash, and more.
But mobile devices are also a danger in the car because they can and do lead to car collisions in Deerfield Beach and across the country. The main dangers of mobile devices include:
When you’re in a car collision, you may at first consider the other driver to be the liable party. This may be true, but in some collisions, including some single-vehicle crashes in Hallandale Beach, defective automobile parts cause the crash and the injuries. In these situations, the injured parties may have a claim against the car manufacturer.
Distracted driving accidents in Kendall and the rest of Florida continue to be a growing problem. As more of us are connected all the time through our phones, our devices can still be a major distraction when we drive. Fortunately, there are apps which could help you avoid traffic accidents:
Across South Florida and in Hollywood, car accidents can occur for many reasons. They can occur due to drunk driving, distracted driving, inexperience, mechanical problems, and other issues. In many cases, collisions are preventable. Authorities say one of the current causes of car accidents involves selfies.
If you are a business leader or entrepreneur with employees, you may be relying on employees to run errands, take a company car to pick up clients, or otherwise may be expecting your employees to drive as part of their work. If this is the case or if you have company cars, your liability may be considerably greater. Each time your employees are in an accident, your insurance costs and overhead costs may rise. Not properly training and not taking steps to reduce distracted driving at work can also mean some of your valued team members get injured.
Distracted driving in Hollywood and Florida is a special concern at work because drivers aren’t just trying to get to their destination. They’re also often multitasking or thinking of work as a drive. This can create a situation where they can get into a distracted driving accident. Fortunately, there are things you can do as a business leader to prevent distracted driving accidents among employees:
Distracted driving is a major concern in Hollywood and across the country, causing numerous car crashes each year. Who is to blame for distracted drivers? Some people argue it is the manufacturers of mobile devices and cars who should be held liable for distracted driving.
Recently, a man in California sued a major manufacturer of cell phones, alleging he was in a car accident caused by a driver distracted by one of the company’s phones. The man alleges the cell phone manufacturer has the patents and ability to add lockout technology to its devices to prevent car accidents caused by distracted drivers. His lawsuit wants to see the manufacturer to stop sales of all devices until the lockout technology is mandatory for all phones.
If you’re ever in a car collision in Homestead or anywhere in Southern Florida, you’ll likely need immediate help. Whether you need to go to the hospital to get treatment for your injuries or you need to contact your insurer, the process will be much smoother if you have resources. Carrying an emergency kit in your car can help you in the event of a crash and can offer you those resources you need until help arrives.
You can buy pre-assembled kits for your car, or you can compile your own emergency kit. Assembling your own kit is simple—many of the things you need may be items you already have on hand—and could save you money. For your kit, you will need:
In late 2015, a tragic accident in Georgia claimed the life of a bystander and left another driver with permanent brain injuries. The teenager was allegedly using a popular app which awards virtual “trophies” to users who upload pictures of their speedometer while speeding. At the time of the accident, the driver was traveling 107 mph in a 55 mph zone when she crashes into another vehicle.
After the accident, the driver continued to take selfies of herself and her passenger. Both suffered only minor injuries and the driver posted a picture of herself at the hospital on her social media pages. The driver of the other car has sued both the driver and Snapchat, alleging the driver’s action and the app led to serious and permanent injuries.
Distracted driving in southern Florida is undeniably a problem. We’ve all seen drivers texting behind the wheel, applying makeup, eating lunch, or otherwise multitasking rather than focusing solely on the road. This is despite the fact that the dangers of distracted driving are well known.
Drivers who are distracted have slower response times and maybe taking their eyes off the road for extended periods of time, putting them – and other users of the road – at an increased risk for collisions. Many devastating accidents have been caused by drivers who were focused on another task while driving.