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What Spring Road Hazards Should I Stay Alert to in Florida?

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Though the weather in Broward County doesn’t change much, the emergence of spring is exciting for many. Whether you’re a student looking forward to a break or a working professional eager to take your summer vacation, spring can help bring you one step closer. However, it’s important to understand that like every season, spring can pose unique risks for drivers. As such, the following blog explores the most common spring road hazards you may encounter and why you must connect with a Broward County auto accident lawyer if you sustain injuries.

What Spring Road Hazards Are Common in Florida?

Though Floridians are no strangers to rain, showers can be much more abundant during the spring. As such, rain is one of the most common hazards you will encounter during the spring. When the roads become wet and slick, the likelihood of a car hydroplaning increases. Essentially, this means their tires have lost traction with the road surface, meaning you cannot steer the car or break. As such, when it starts raining, it’s important to understand that you should slow down, adhere to all traffic signs, and increase the distance between yourself and the vehicles around you.

Unfortunately, you may find that changing seasons brings many out-of-state travelers to Florida for vacations. This increases traffic making it more dangerous for motorists to navigate roadways. Additionally, you’ll find that many on vacation are looking to let loose. While this is understandable, it’s not uncommon for those partying to get behind the wheel after having one too many drinks. As a result, drunk driving is a serious problem during the spring, as many let their inhibitions down and make poor decisions.

What Should I Do if I’m Injured?

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another driver, whether they were speeding through wet weather or driving while intoxicated, understanding your rights is critical. In many instances, the first thing you should do is connect with the police to ensure a report is filed and that you receive the necessary medical treatment for the injuries you’ve endured.

Next, you’ll want to gather evidence at the scene if your injuries do not prevent you from doing so. This includes taking photos and videos of the accident, damage to both vehicles and road conditions. Additionally, you should get the contact information of witnesses who can testify on your behalf regarding the other driver’s negligence.

Finally, you’ll want to connect with an experienced attorney from the Finizio Law Group to explore your legal options. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers understand how devastating it can be to sustain injuries at the hands of another person, which is why we are dedicated to fighting for you. Connect with us today to learn how we can guide you through these matters and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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