Driving can be as dangerous as it is safe. Safety on the roads can also be affected by the actions we make before we get in the car.

These are some of the ways that we can avoid car accidents before even stepping foot in a car.

  • Changing our mindset. Research has shown that drivers believe they are great motorists. Many people underestimate their driving abilities, given the amount of Florida accidents each year. You can think of yourself as someone who works hard and drives well. You must stop at all red lights and stop signs.
  • Managing our time. Fatigued driving is the leading cause of car accidents and truck accidents. We can help avoid car accidents by managing our time and getting enough sleep.
  • Focusing is key. Many car accidents are caused by distracted driving. Recent studies have shown that attention spans are decreasing and people are more distracted. Focusing on one task at a given time, such as driving behind the wheel, can help you stay focused and prevent distractions from causing a crash.
  • Take care of your health. Get a medical evaluation if you feel tired all the time, or you wake up tired or you have brain fog. Sleep apnea or iron deficiency may be the cause. You can be a better driver by taking care of your overall health and reducing your chance of getting hurt.
  • Developing our skills. The current system requires us to complete driving education once and then get licensed. We are not allowed to continue our skills development. Learning mindsets can be very helpful. These classes will help reduce your chances of being in an accident.

There may be assistance for those who have been involved in an auto accident. Florida law permits you to file a claim for compensation if your accident was caused by negligence, reckless driving, or other factors. There may be more flexibility than you realize when negotiating with your insurance provider.

This post was written by Okoye Morgan Jr., a lawyer with extensive knowledge as a personal injury lawyer in Tampa, FL. Okoye is one of the founding partners of The Black Law Company, specializing in personal injury law, trust and estate law, civil litigation law, and criminal defense.

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