Negligent Driving Claims ExplainedTampa Bay Legal News
Being in a car accident can be traumatizing, overwhelming, and confusing. You may not even be sure who is at fault; you or the other driver. The negligent party will be the one who is liable, and it is important to speak with an experienced Florida car accident attorney from the trusted team at Fulgencio Law to obtain guidance and advice.
Here are some of the types of negligent driving practices that can cause car accidents:
Driving While Intoxicated
One in three drunk driving car accidents results in fatalities. When the results aren’t fatal, they often cause severe injuries. Across the United States, there are 30 people each day who die after being involved in a drunk driving accident. This breaks down to a fatality every 48 minutes across the country.
Most anything can take our attention away from where it needs to be the most: the road. Eating, playing with devices in the car, texting, engaging with other passengers; these can all divert the attention of the driver away from the road and cause serious repercussions.
Driving While Drowsy
A driver that is sleepy cannot stay alert to everything that is going on around enough to make sure that they are operating a motor vehicle safely. This is not only dangerous for the driver and passengers, but anyone else on the roads, including pedestrians, other drivers, or bicyclists. Fatigued driving can be just as dangerous as, if not more so than, drunk driving.
Tailgating, cutting others off, and other belligerent behaviors are unnecessarily dangerous activities that can have very real consequences. When you don’t provide enough space between other cars or you are being hostile on the road, you are playing with fire. If you are being targeted by an aggressive driver, the best thing is to pull over and let them pass or avoid them altogether in order to keep yourself and your passengers safe.
Another major cause of serious accidents is driving at excessive speeds. One in three accidents that are caused by speeding also results in death, just like in the case of drunk driving accidents. Speeding doesn’t allow the driver to react in the appropriate amount of time to change their actions in response to their environment. The force that the impact causes in an accident is going to be greater; not to mention, the high rates of speed also decreases clear visibility. Additionally, speeding can cause hazardous car rollovers, ejections, and a myriad of other consequences that have immediate catastrophic outcomes.
Inclement weather can cause sliding and lack of traction under your wheels, as well as diminished visibility. When a driver doesn’t take the weather conditions into account and they lose control of their vehicles as a result, they can be liable for damages from any accidents that occur.
Not Yielding Properly
In most cases, the lack of yielding appropriately is a result of drivers simply being unaware of who has the right of way. When improper traffic flow occurs, the risk of a T-bone accident or other collisions becomes higher. When you have been hit by a car that didn’t properly yield, they are the liable party for the accident.
Florida Car Accidents
Fulgencio Law understands the components that make up negligent or reckless driving, and when you have been injured in an accident, we can guide you and help you understand where liability falls. Should you have been victimized from another negligent driver, you deserve compensation for your damages, distress, and pain. Let our team of experienced Florida personal injury lawyers help you with your claim. Don’t wait to reach out and speak with one of our Tampa area motor vehicle accident lawyers to discuss your claim at (813) 463-0123.