The back-to-school routine and morning commute can always feel hectic. Car accidents in Homestead and across southern Florida often occur during the morning commute, thanks to a combination of distraction, fatigue, rushing, and the general chaos of the morning hour. This year, the back-to-school driving routine can become even riskier because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because:
- You may need to drive multiple children: Many parents right now are trying to avoid school buses and carpooling because they want to reduce the risk of virus spread for their children. Unfortunately, this could mean that you may need to drive multiple children off at school and drop them off at different schools as well.
- You may feel distracted: Everyday life during the pandemic is difficult, and it’s not unusual to feel distracted. Many people may be worried about work, finances, health, the general state of the world, and the latest health advisories. Unfortunately, distraction is closely linked to traffic accidents in Homestead and across Florida.
- You need to monitor symptoms: In addition to everything else you need to take care of during the morning – such as checking homework, getting everyone breakfast, getting everyone out the door – you may also need to be monitoring symptoms such as temperature. This can add some extra time to your day and can make you feel even more rushed. Unfortunately, speeding is closely associated with car accidents.
- All the same challenges exist: In addition to the pressures and stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the same challenges and stress of the morning commute are still there. Traffic congestion, fatigue, and all the other pressures of the early morning drive can still be a factor contributing to car crashes.
Even with all of these concerns, you can still make the morning commute a little safer. You can try streamlining your morning routine to ensure you get out the door at a reasonable hour. You can plan routes carefully to avoid traffic and congestion. You can also switch off duties with others to avoid having to drive yourself each day.
If you or your family have been injured in a traffic accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free, virtual consultation with a Homestead traffic accident attorney.
The Flaxman Law Group legal team has over six decades of combined experience and has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs. Charles Flaxman, our principal and founder, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization for attorneys who have won million-dollar and multi-million dollar claims. Less than one percent of American attorneys belong to this prestigious organization. In addition, Charles Flaxman worked in the insurance industry before dedicating his life to fighting for plaintiffs, and as a result he understands what strategies insurance carriers try to use in car collision lawsuits.