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There are a number of driving habits people have that are contributing to some pretty dangerous driving. These bad habits are the number one leading cause of personal injury accidents in the U.S. Jacksonville car accident attorneys at Lindell & Farson see many of these cases on a daily basis. Even the CDC has reported that over two million people are injured each year because of unnecessary accidents. An attorney can help guide you through the litigation process to receive compensation for your injuries.
Texting while you are driving, talking on the phone, or fiddling around with something in your vehicle can lead to an accident because you are distracted from watching the road in front of you. Each year, there are approximately 390,000 personal injuries that occur from distracted driving. Sometimes, the distracted driver is you, and other times that person is in another vehicle on the road and is a danger to you. Put your cell phone away when you get behind the wheel. Avoiding eating while you are driving or multitasking in any other way can help you to stay safe.
Driving Under the Influence
When you drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are making it very difficult for yourself to safely get from one place to another. One third of all traffic fatalities each year are due to driving under the influence. If you know you are going to be drinking when you go out, arrange for a ride beforehand. If you end up needing a ride home and you weren’t planning ahead for it, don’t be ashamed. Ask a friend for a ride or call for a ride to get you home safely and keep others on the road safe.
In the instance of a personal injury accident, you can contact Jacksonville car accident attorneys for assistance. Lindell & Farson is a reputable attorneys office in the Jacksonville area and have seen many of these cases come through their office over the years. Whether the accident was your fault or not, Lindell & Farson can help you get through this claim process with success.