Getting in your car and entering traffic is probably the most dangerous thing you do each day. Why? Because people do not exercise the same degree of caution and care on the roads as they do in other areas of their lives. This causes millions of auto accidents in the United States every year.
For most people, driving is part of their daily ritual. It is something they do every day, so they get “too comfortable” while doing it. When this happens, people fail to consider the consequences of their decisions. They will change lanes without signaling, run red lights, speed, and break other traffic laws without concern. In addition, they will talk on their cell phones, text, switch out CDs, turn the knobs on their radios, eat, smoke, and do a variety of other things that distract them from driving safely.
When a driver doesn’t appreciate his or her surroundings, their car is transformed into a weapon. When this happens, people get injured. Auto accidents cost American consumers billions of dollars in damage, lost wages, and medical bills every year.
Fortunately, the law holds drivers accountable when they cause an accident on the road. Unfortunately, the road to recovery for an injury caused by someone else’s negligence can be quite difficult and confusing. Florida’s no-fault law and the necessary involvement of insurance companies – personal injury protection (PIP), bodily injury insurance coverage (BI), and uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage (UM) – require the consult and assistance of a competent personal injury lawyer.
At Scott & Wallace, we can provide that assistance in North Florida and Southwest Georgia. Contact us for a free consultation today.