How to Avoid a Car Accident?

In order to avoid a car accident, a driver must respect the traffic laws, keep within the speed limit, avoid distractions while driving, and practice non-aggressive driving. Additionally, a driver could also avoid the fast lane, be careful about blind spots, keep their car in good shape, and be aware of the car's limitations.

As human error is the leading cause of all car accidents, avoiding them in most of the cases can be done by respecting traffic laws. Of course, avoiding an accident when you are not at fault is much more challenging, but standard safety measures are always helpful allies. By respecting simple rules, drivers can severely reduce their chances of causing a car accident. However, in case they become the victims of such an event, the best way of protecting their health and property is by having strong insurance coverage if possible, and seeking the help of an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible.

Some of the easiest ways of preventing a traffic accident include:
  • Avoid distraction while driving: do not eat, drink, text, speak on your cell, change the radio, read a map or argue with passengers
  • Do not drink and drive: call a cab or stay overnight
  • Speed limits are established for a reason: respect them
  • The public roads are not for car races: do not engage in one
  • Avoid aggressive driving styles: they almost certainly will lead to an accident sooner or later

Pay Attention to the Road! Car Accidents in Florida Can Be Fatal

Some of the most dangerous incidents on the road are rollover accidents, having a higher fatality rate than other car accidents. Although only a little over 2% of car crashes involve a rollover, nearly 35% of the deaths do, meaning that rollovers have a much higher fatality rate. About 40% of fatal rollover accidents are caused or aggravated by speeding, and 69% of rollover fatalities were caused or aggravated by not wearing safety belts.

Each year more than 280,000 rollover accidents are reported across the US, claiming more than 10,000 lives. Although only 8% of vehicles involved in an accident end up in a rollover, they are responsible for 20% of serious traffic injuries and 30% of deaths. According to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2010 only 2.17% of the state's accidents involved rollover crashes, yet 11.43% of accident fatalities were caused by rollovers.

Most fatal rollover accidents are single-vehicle crashes that occur on weekend nights. Drivers are often males under 25 who drive at high speed and who are under the influence of alcohol. While SUVs are much more likely to be involved in serious rollover accidents, one of the major causes of death in these crashes is vehicle occupants being ejected from the car, if they are not wearing the seat belt.

If you’ve suffered injuries in a rollover car accident due to another driver’s negligence in Miami, The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary can provide you an efficient investigation and legal representation.

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