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Florida Automobile Accidents

On average, there are more than 6 million car collisions annually in the U.S. More than 3 million of those people get injured in those auto accidents, of which more than 2 million of these injuries are permanent. There are over 40,000 deaths due to car wrecks every year. About 40% of fatalities occur due to a drunk driver, 30% can be attributed to driving above the speed limits and 33% or more, because of reckless driving that causes the car to go off the road and result in a wreck.

North Florida and the surrounding areas (Panama City and Destin) are a vacation spot for more than millions of travelers a year. Even with millions of vacationers arriving by air, that’s a lot of drivers on the road that are unfamiliar with the area. This mixture of local traffic and vacationers with different driving habits sometimes leads to more car accidents.

The majority of motor vehicle collisions could be avoided if vehicles’ operators drove more responsibly. Drivers can be easily distracted by things such as conversations with passengers, playing with the radio, eating or drinking and talking on cellular phones.

Even if you are a responsible driver and do not give in to distractions, that does not guarantee that you cannot be involved in a collision due to the fault of another careless driver. Knowing how to drive isn’t enough with so many vehicles on the road.

However, being wary of other drivers and knowing how to drive defensively can improve one’s chances of avoiding an auto accident.

Unfortunately, those people who cause accidents often refuse to admit fault leaving the injured person with the burden of proving who was at fault if litigation is necessary. Retaining legal representation as soon as possible is essential in gathering evidence that will prove fault before it has been lost or destroyed. If you have been injured or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident, contact our office as soon as possible so that a prompt and thorough investigation can be conducted while crucial evidence is still available.

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