How Negligence Plays a Part in Car Accidents

Most car accidents and consequent injuries that occur in Florida are the result of driver negligence. This may be through distraction, a disregard for seat belt usage, and more violations of basic safety regulations and laws. The legal team at the Law Offices of Carey Leisure & Neal encourages you to engage in basic automobile safety for the benefit of you, your family, and all other motorists on the roadways.

One of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted driving. Although the use of cellphones ore texting while driving is not prohibited by law in Florida, evidence of such distraction at the time of a traffic collision can still be used to establish negligence. Serious injuries can also result when a driver or passenger fails to use a seatbelt. Such restraint is required for front seat passengers in all cars built after 1968 or trucks built after 1972. Minors under the age of 18 must use a restraint at all times, whether in the front or back seat, and children under the age of five must be secured by a government-approved safety seat or child restraint.

Intoxicated Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is also a common breach of automobile safety. Everyone knows that drunk driving is reckless and dangerous, yet hundreds of crashes occur in the state every year as a result of intoxicated or even “buzzed” driving. Accidents caused by such negligence can be handled through a personal injury claim, as well as DUI punitive damages.

Retain an Attorney in Clearwater

The legal team at the Law Offices of Carey Leisure & Neal can handle your car accident claim and help you recover maximum compensation. We have more than 75 years of collective legal experience and are board certified in civil trial advocacy. Contact an attorney from our firm today for a free consultation. With our help, you can hold the liable party accountable for their negligence in a car accident.