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Can whiplash occur at low speeds?

Say that you are stopped at an intersection in Naples when another car bumps into you from the rear. You are slightly jarred by the accident, but after getting out and inspecting your vehicle, you do not see any visible damage and, despite a little soreness in your neck or shoulders, you feel no worse for the wear. Before simply accepting the other driver's apology and agreeing to not exchange any insurance information or other details, remember that accident damage might not be immediately apparent. 

Should you call the police for a parking lot accident?

Motorists involved in Florida car crashes generally know to call the police, but what if an auto accident occurs in a parking lot? A parking lot is not a public road, so some drivers may be confused as to what to do. However, just because your Naples accident takes place in a parking lot does not mean that you should veto phoning the police. In fact, contacting the police may be very important.

How Defensive Driving Can Prevent Accidents

If you frequently drive on Florida’s numerous highways, you know that safe driving is of the utmost importance. That’s why defensive driving is so beneficial. These techniques can help you reduce your risk of being involved in an accident while also keeping you and your passengers safe and secure. Business Insider explains how you can utilize the following defensive driving methods to your advantage.

What Should I Do If Involved in a Car Accident?

As a Florida driver, you likely know the importance of safe driving. However, even the safest drivers can find themselves involved in an accident, sometimes as a result of encountering a negligent driver. There are certain steps you can take if this happens to you, which can help you both from a safety perspective as well as when filing the subsequent injury claim. State Farm offers the following advice to help you make the right decisions in the aftermath of an accident.

Spotting a drowsy driver

Public awareness on the dangers of drunk driving have helped to deter many from climbing behind the wheel after having been drinking. Yet do people think twice about driving after only have had a couple of hours of sleep? Drowsy drivers can pose just as great a threat to you and other motorists as those who are drunk. Many from Naples and the surrounding areas have come to us here at The Caldarone Law Group, P.A. after having been involved in accidents with drivers they believe to have been literally asleep at the wheel wondering what sort of legal recourse they may have. 

Man arrested after fleeing fatal accident scene on foot

One might think that most everyone in Naples (even those that have not been involved in car accidents) would know what to do immediately after a collision. After ensuring everyone's safety, those involved should contact local law enforcement authorities (as well as first responders, if they are needed) and then proceed to exchange information. Even the driver responsible for causing the accident is expected to do this. It is understandable that one might not want to have to "face the music" in such a way, yet not doing so could compound whatever problems he or she might already be facing. 

What is the dangerous instrumentality doctrine?

Imagine getting into a car accident in Naples, in which you not only sustain injuries but also extensive damage to your vehicle. You then later find out that the driver had multiple drunk driving arrests on his or her record, and that he or she was driving with a suspended license. Your frustration over the results of your accident is probably then only matched by your confusion as to why someone would allow such an individual to drive a car. That confusion may prompt you to ask whether the person who permitted the driver to operate his or her vehicle can also be held responsible. Is this possible? 

Drivers are more at risk in work zones

Work zones in Florida can be found everywhere, and every driver has to navigate their share of them. Signs alerting motorists to them are often accompanied by groans and sighs as drivers try to come to grips with what is sure to be a delay. What they should be sighing over is the rate of accidents that occur in these zones.

Examining another major cause of distracted driving

Significant resources have been dedicated to raising the awareness of the dangers that result from drunk driving. The same can be said about texting while driving. Yet will an emphasis on stopping such practices ensure your safety from impaired or distracted drivers? Several of the clients that we here at The Calderone Law Group, P.A. have worked with in the past have learned firsthand that there is another subcategory of distracted drivers on Naples' roads that can be equally as dangerous. 

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