As you likely move, everyone is always on the move in the state of Florida. So drivers do not react well to traffic jams on the road. That is, they may act erratically, so much so that it ultimately causes a car accident. Continue reading to learn what actions may cause an accident during a traffic jam and how an experienced Tampa car accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help you out of this situation.
How do drivers typically act during a traffic jam?
To reiterate, drivers typically react adversely during traffic jams. Examples of such behavior are as follows:
- Drivers may grow fatigued: that is, studies have reported that an already drowsy driver may experience an increased level of fatigue while sitting in a traffic jam.
- Drivers may become distracted: that is, drivers may be tempted to use their cell phones, apply their makeup in the mirror, eat food, or otherwise while sitting in a traffic jam.
- Drivers may get road rage: that is, drivers may grow frustrated while sitting in a traffic jam and decide to tailgate or otherwise make illegal maneuvers to speed up their progression on the road.
What actions may cause an accident during a traffic jam?
With feelings of fatigue, distraction, or otherwise rage, a driver may begin to think irrationally. With this, their driving may become more and more reckless instead of patiently waiting for the traffic jam to disperse. Without further ado, below are illegal or otherwise negligence moves that may ultimately result in an accident:
- A driver makes an illegal U-turn and enters a T-bone collision.
- A driver runs a red light or stop sign and enters a T-bone collision.
- A driver tailgates the vehicle in front of them and enters a rear-end collision.
- A driver accelerates quickly or stops abruptly and enters a rear-end collision.
- A driver switches to the emergency shoulder lane and enters a rear-end collision.
- A driver switches to the opposing lane and enters a head-on collision.
- A driver may switch back and forth between different lanes and get sideswiped.
- A driver may not use signals or check for blind spots when changing lanes and get sideswiped.
With that being said, if you have fallen victim to any of the aforementioned actions, then you may be suffering from serious injuries and damages. Therefore, your action should be to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent driver. This may just be the only way to recover the financial compensation, and overall justice, that you are rightfully entitled to.
So, when it comes to your personal injury claim, you need a skilled Tampa auto accident lawyer by your side. This is why you must contact Merricks Law Group, P.A. today.