Aronfeld Trial Lawyers’ primary office is located in Coral Gables, Florida next door to the Coral Gables Court House. For over twenty years our Miami Car Accident lawyers have assisted injured car crash victims throughout Florida handling cases from Jacksonville to Key West as well as from cities on Florida’s West Coast, including Naples, Tampa and Ft. Myers.
Our Florida personal injury lawyers want to provide you with some information about the common causes of auto accidents for two important reasons: first, we are committed to making the public aware of the some of the primary dangers of driving and want to encourage everyone to be defensive drivers. We believe that defensive driving is the most important way to avoid a car or truck accident or an injury.
Secondly, we want to reinforce that if you are involved in a Florida car crash with another car, truck, and bicycle or as a pedestrian we are experienced and can help. We represent clients with injuries from any type of auto accident, including head-on collisions, side impact accidents, rear-end collisions and rollovers.
Our firm handles all types of serious car accident injury claims from auto accidents ranging from soft tissue, fracture or broken bones injuries to traumatic brain injuries and death cases.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleepiness is an overlooked contributor to Florida vehicle crashes. Recent polls show that nearly 1.9 million drivers have had car crashes or near misses due to drowsiness in the past year. Even more shocking, 54% of drivers (105 million) have driven while drowsy at least once in the past year, and 28% (54 million) do so at least once per month.
Our Florida car and truck accident lawyers recommend that the best way to avoid being a victim of a fatigue related accident is to recognize and understand that fatigue causes decreased reaction times need to respond in an emergency. According to a study performed by the Australian Academy of Science, fatigued drivers have been shown to perform worse on attention-based tasks when sleep deprived. For example, a fatigued driver will be slower to notice oncoming hazards, such as roadwork or railway crossings. Also, fatigue reduces both the ability to process information and the accuracy of short-term memory. Thus, a fatigued driver may not remember the previous few minutes of driving and will be slower in evaluating oncoming hazards.