Car Crashes | Hit and Run | Legal Advice Tampa
Whether you have been involved in a car crash or a hit and run accident it is important to seek a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights. There are many different types of personal injury cases which require the insight and expertise of an attorney able to handle your claim and protect the rights of you and your loved ones.
Here are a few scenarios to consider for preventing potential accidents:
Pedestrian Cross Walks
Traffic around this time of year is heightened and as a result may cause distracted driving. Always be extra cautious when crossing the street and use the required street traffic signs. Pedestrian accidents may occur because the pedestrian assumes the driver is aware of the person crossing the road which may not be the case.
Make sure you do not put yourself in a situation where you are relying on the driver. Cross the street as directed by traffic signs and always double check that the driver acknowledges your presence before crossing.
To prevent car crashes this holiday season it is helpful to get your vehicle checked for maintenance. Car accidents arise not just from distracted drivers, but also from car malfunctions, flat tires, brakes, and engine problems and alike. Getting the proper vehicle check ensures safer driving on the road for not just you, but those around.
Seat Belt Safety
Make sure you wear your seat belt properly. Injuries arise in auto accidents mostly when drivers and their passengers are not wearing seat belts. A seat belt limits severe injuries or even death if an accident occurs. In today’s age, cell phones and forms of communication are on the rise.
No Texting and Driving
In Florida, texting while driving is enforced with recent law on banning texting and driving. To decrease car accidents claims in Florida; texting while driving for those living in Florida has officially been banned and is expected to be followed.
Drinking and Driving
If you have consumed any amount of alcohol do not get behind the wheel. Drinking and driving is a serious risk for you and those around you. DUI charges are severe in Florida and involve serious consequences that will affect you now and in the future.
For more preventative steps for a safe and happy holiday contact Attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer of Blick Law Firm for a 15 minute legal consultation. Think quick, call Blick.