When do Most Car Accidents Happen?
As most of us know, car accidents can happen just about anywhere and at any time. There are, however, certain times of the day that tend to be especially dangerous for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists. Afternoon rush hour, for example, has proven to be one of the most common times in which accidents occur in Florida, especially for those who commute to and from work. Fortunately, regardless of when your accident occurred, you could be eligible for compensation, either from the at-fault party or from his or her insurer. Please contact our dedicated Florida car accident legal team today to learn more about collecting compensation for your own car accident.
Afternoon Rush Hour
While many people assume that early morning rush hour is the most dangerous time for motorists, recent research reveals that the deadliest time of day on Florida roads is actually afternoon rush hour. It is at this time that a number of traffic risks reach their peak, including:
- Driver distraction;
- The presence of cyclists and pedestrians;
- Aggressive driving tactics;
- Inexperienced teenage drivers just released from school;
- The presence of school buses, as well as delivery and construction vehicles; and
- Fatigued drivers.
Driver distraction is particularly common in the late afternoon, when we tend to be the most preoccupied or stressed. These risks often start increasing around lunch time and continue to do so until dusk.
Weekend and Evening Risks
Weekend crash statistics are a bit different, revealing that the risk for most drivers come with sunset, with the hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m. being especially dangerous. Drunk driving accidents are particularly common at this time of day, as are accidents involving fatigued drivers. Unfortunately, these types of crashes are notorious for resulting in serious injuries, as they usually occur at high speeds, with little to no effort on the part of the at-fault driver to swerve out of the way or brake. Similarly, nighttime collisions caused by fatigue often involve semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles, as truck drivers are sometimes forced to drive through the night to meet deadlines. Collisions with this type of vehicle tend to have devastating consequences for the parties involved, especially if the truck was carrying hazardous cargo. Injuries could range from broken bones and lacerations to serious head trauma and burns, so it is critical for those who are injured in this kind of collision to contact an attorney about recovering compensation for their medical bills.
Call Today for Help with Your Car Accident Claim
Investigating and reconstructing car accidents can be difficult and often raise a host of complex legal issues, so if you or a loved one were injured in a car crash, it is critical to speak with an experienced car accident attorney who can ensure that your interests are protected. To speak with one of our dedicated attorneys about your own accident, please call Boone & Davis in Fort Lauderdale at 954-566-9919. We offer free consultations, so please don’t hesitate to call or contact our firm online today.