Car accident rates tend to increase in the summer months in Florida and throughout the country. An increase in the number of vehicles on roads and highways is one reason why this is often the case. In addition, younger motorists are more likely to be traveling to the beach or other destinations, and their lack of experience may make them more likely to cause a crash.
Why are more drivers on the roads during the summer months?
The summer season is one in which both kids and adults are likely to take vacations. This is because June, July and August tend to feature long days and warm temperatures that entice people to venture outside of their homes.
Younger drivers are statistically more likely to cause crashes
Drivers under the age of 25 are more likely to cause auto accidents regardless of when they are on the road. This is because they are more likely to speed, drive while distracted or operate their motor vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Furthermore, teen or otherwise inexperienced motorists may not have the maturity to stay calm if they are caught in a storm or miss their exit. While panicked, they may make poor decisions like hitting the brakes too hard or making a lane change without looking.
If you are involved in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You may also receive a cash award to help pay for any property that is lost or damaged in a crash. However, this is only true if you can show that the defendant was negligent in allowing the accident to occur. Witness statements, video footage or other lines of evidence may be used to achieve that goal.