Unfortunately, automobile accidents are part of our everyday reality, whether we are witnesses or victims. They are part of our commuter consciousness. When we tune to the traffic report it is an implicit acknowledgment of the imminent danger they pose. We here at the Lowman Law Firm in Brooksville are well-aware of the risk getting behind the wheel poses. After all, we are drivers, too! We understand the potential threat of injury, even death, that other drivers represent. Some common car accident cases that we see in Spring Hill and the surrounding areas are:
Understanding The Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents often lead to unwanted consequences including loss of income and permanent injuries. The attorneys at Lowman Law Firm would like you to take a look at causes of accidents, to better prepare you as a driver and to prevent future accidents and hardships.
A lot of the following list are common sense issues, often taken for granted by experienced drivers. However, the end result of taking these causes for granted is often an automobile accident. We simply assume we know these things, and by force of habit, fail to review in our minds these all-too-common pitfalls of navigating our motorways. So the following list (by no means exhaustive) is meant both for the novice and for the tenured driver.
Statistically, the number one cause of accidents on the road today. Eating and drinking, cell phone usage, fiddling with that stereo…are all examples of distracted driving.
We here in Spring Hill and Central Florida deal with rain all the time. So much so that we often take the change in road conditions for granted. As opposed to taking the recommended necessary precautions – braking earlier, slowing down, turning on head lights etc. – because we see rain often, we fail to do one or more preventative measures.
Unsafe Lane Changes
Too often we neglect to use our turn signals or thoroughly check our blind spots.
With good reason, this is the cause of accidents which gets so much press. Drunk driving is completely preventable and irresponsible. We should always drive defensively should we encounter someone who has had too many.
When we or someone follows too closely, it is a setup for a potential accident, one that often has serious consequences. Always stay a safe distance from the driver in front of you.
With increasing congestion on our roadways, it is easy to lose our cool. Always maintain your calm. Breath. Focus on your task at hand. Do not retaliate because another driver made a mistake and cut you off. As they say: Stay the course.
Here in the greater Tampa Bay, Central Florida area, we were are all aware of the dangers of road racing. Public roadways are not raceways.
There are many other contributors to accidents. This is only a partial list. We here at Lowman Law Firm, serving Spring Hill Florida, support defensive, sensible driving. In the case of an unfortunate car wreck, particularly one resulting in injury and loss of income, please contact our tenacious, experienced, results-focused automobile accident attorneys.
If you or a loved one have recently been injured in an auto accident, call Lowman Law Firm today. The cost is FREE to you, unless we win the case. CALL TODAY!: 1-866-9-LOWMAN or 352-796-0016