Legal protections are available to hold distracted drivers accountable for the harm they cause. New Florida laws going into effect at the beginning of October will require all Florida drivers to be hands free in certain areas. The new law will require drivers to put down electronic devices, including cell phones and GPS devices, in school zones and work zones where workers are present. Texting while driving is also now a primary offense in Florida. Authorities note that there is a grace period but they plan to begin ticketing at the first of next year. Drivers face fees, points on their license and increased insurance costs.
Whiplash injuries are serious injuries victims of car accidents can suffer and can be costly and difficult to treat. It is important that car accident victims suffering from whiplash injuries, or who think they may be suffering from a whiplash injury, are familiar with the symptoms of a whiplash injury and how the personal injury legal process can help.
Motorcycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries for victims which may require medical treatment and care and recovery time away from work which is why legal protections are so crucial for motorcycle accident victims and their families to be aware of. These protections can help with damages suffered in a personal injury accident as recently discussed in this blog.
This blog recently discussed the help car accident victims can receive with soft tissue injuries they suffer in a car accident. It is also helpful for car accident victims and their families to understand generally the types of damages that may be available when they are injured in a car accident.
There are a variety of different types of injuries victims of car accidents may suffer including brain injuries, broken bones and internal injuries. Another type of serious injury victims of car accidents may suffer are soft tissue injuries.
Car accidents can result in a variety of serious injuries that can damage victims. Out of greater than 5.6 million car accidents reported in 2012, more than 30,000 of them were fatal and 1.6 million car accidents resulted in other types of injuries. The costs of car accidents can be immense. The total economic impact of car accidents is estimated to be $277 billion every year.
Following a Florida car accident, victims may have many worries and not know how to receive help with their damages or with the negligent party and insurance companies. There is a lot on the minds of car accident victims, which is why personal injury legal protections are available to help them.