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Rubbernecking, Curious Drivers, And FL Car Accidents


Being curious is part of being human, and it is common for people who want to see what happens if there is an accident or other disruption on a Florida roadway. In fact, a driver may turn their head to look because they want to be sure everyone is ok, they may want to help if they are able to. But in reality, rubbernecking, which is a term used to describe a driver who looks away from the task of driving and looks at something else, can result in multiple accidents.

Chain reaction collisions lead to multiple personal injury claims, making financial recovery more complicated. To have the details of your rubbernecking accident reviewed by a talented car crash lawyer, connect with a Delray Beach personal injury attorney.

Pay Attention, Focus, and Avoid Urge to Rubberneck

Most have an urge to stare at something at the side of the road from time to time. But you have to resist the urge in order to stay safe on Florida roads and highways. Remind yourself of the importance of paying attention to road risks and being focused on driving.

The pull to rubberneck is so strong that law enforcement has taken steps to block accident sites to reduce the likelihood of more accidents. You may have seen these accident shields up as you have traveled by car around the country. The shields are dual purpose, they reduce chain reaction accidents and they allow emergency vehicles to get to and from the accident site as needed without encountering a traffic jam prompted by rubbernecking drivers.

Rear End Collisions and Accident Expenses

If you do collide with another vehicle while staring at an accident on the side of the road, or if another car rear ends you, it is possible you will be juggling medical fees, wage loss, and vehicle repairs or replacement issues for months. When an accident is severe, the impacts can reverberate for years. To discuss the possibility of a personal injury claim or lawsuit after a Florida collision, connect with a Delray Beach personal injury attorney.

Take steps to avoid distracted driving when you can, and if an accident happens despite your diligence, be sure you are protecting the financial future of yourself and your family. An experienced attorney can share damage recovery options with you. But they can’t start working on your case until you share the details of your crash with them, so reach out today to get the process started.

Is a driver who was rubbernecking responsible for your pain and suffering? If so, you need to connect with the knowledgeable attorneys at Earnhart Law. You may be eligible for damage recovery for medical fees, lost wages, and emotional distress. Our lawyers know what steps to take next. Protecting the rights of personal injury clients for over 30 years, the attorneys at Earnhardt Law know how to strengthen your case and secure the compensation you and your family need to be made whole. Call 561-265-2220 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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