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Motor vehicle accidents and travel plans

When people examine the consequences of car crashes, they may look at the physical, emotional and financial toll of these wrecks. To be sure, there are many ways in which victims suffer, whether they are disabled, struggle with negative emotions or cannot pay bills following the accident. However, there are other reasons why car accidents can be so disruptive for victims and their loved ones. For example, people may have to cancel their travel plans because of a difficult car crash, which can be very devastating.

The risk of an accident during rush hour

Motor vehicle collisions occur at all times of the day, but certain periods, such as rush hour, can be particularly dangerous. During rush hour, many drivers are trying to get home after a long day at work. Drivers may be tired, or they may be frustrated as a result of a difficult day or congested traffic, which can lead to aggressive driving. Moreover, with so many cars on the road, the chances of something going wrong may be even greater. As a result, it is imperative to be especially vigilant during rush hour.

North Port rollover crash kills teen

It may be difficult to realize in the moment, but people put a great deal of trust into the hands of those they agree to travel with as passengers in a vehicle. Some might argue that choice to do so is just that: a choice. They might also say, then, that whatever happens as the result of the driver's actions, responsibility still lies with the individual for agreeing to get into the vehicle. Yet while one can control the decision to ride in a car, they cannot control the actions of the driver of that car. Thus, there is no implied consent to whatever the driver chooses to do. 

How can I make sure my teen is safe on an ATV?

All-terrain vehicles (ATV) appeal to many Florida teens thanks to the off-road thrills they offer. However, there is a significant risk of injury for people who ride ATVs, and it’s up to parents to make sure their kids are properly protected. KidsHealth.org offers the following advice in this case, which may help your child avoid a serious accident or injury.

5 vehicles involved in 2 separate Florida crashes, minutes apart

Sometimes, in the immediate aftermath of a roadway collision, it can initially be difficult to determine what exactly happened. Authorities in Marion County, Florida, came upon a scene last Friday that they thought was one giant car accident involving 5 vehicles. However, further investigation showed that one accident involving three vehicles and a second two-vehicle accident occurred within minutes of each other around mile marker 366 of Interstate 75. Altogether, the five vehicles involved in the crashes contained seven people, two of whom went to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

Understanding Florida's right-of-way laws

Nearly every driver in Naples has likely encountered a situation where confusion existed over who had the right-of-way. It is a question that has been asked to us here at The Caldarone Law Group, P.A. many times. If you were in an accident where such confusion was present, then understanding how state law determines who has the right of way is vital in determining who is liable in your case. 

What should new drivers know?

If you have a teen driver in the family, it’s important that he or she is prepared before setting out on the road. That’s why many Florida parents take the time to teach their kids safe driving tips, which can prevent accidents and injury from occurring. Nationwide offers the following advice, so your teen and other drivers will remain protected.

How close is too close?

Nearly every driver in Naples is likely familiar with the unnerving feeling that arises when another car is following them far too closely. When you are driving, several things can happen that may force you to make an abrupt stop, at which point you then become exposed to collisions with the vehicles behind you. One who is following to close behind you may have almost no time to stop or swerve to avoid you. Yet the problem with proving that one was following you too closely is that your definition of what it too close might differ from that of others. There may also be situations in which the way in which you were driving might put you at fault. 

Car crashes and driving once again

Although the physical consequences of a motor vehicle crash can be devastating, some people overlook the emotional impact of an auto accident. For example, some people may be so traumatized by the collision that they decide never to drive again or experience high levels of anxiety while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, this can be very disruptive in a person’s life, making it hard for them to get to work and handle daily responsibilities such as buying groceries. If you are struggling with mental trauma after a collision, it is important to handle your circumstances carefully and make sure that you are ready to return to the road before getting behind the wheel again.

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