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Teen drivers in Hollywood and South Florida will often spend considerable time in driver’s education classes and practicing in a car. While they are often excited to try out lessons learned on the road, however, it is important for parents and caregivers to pay attention to the habits their young drivers are developing.

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Building good habits early on can help young drivers stay safe from the road and can help them prevent traffic collisions. However, bad habits established early can put young drivers at risk of car accidents and truck collisions and can mean a lifetime of more at-risk driving. If your child has these bad habits, they could be putting themselves at risk:

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Statistically, a truck driver is less likely to have caused a car accident when compared with a passenger car driver. If you have been in a truck accident, it is important to consider whether another passenger car driver cut in front of the truck or performed another maneuver that resulted in your accident and injuries. If so, they may be the at-fault driver.

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The difficulty of proving third-party driver liability

Unfortunately, even if a third-party driver caused your accident, it can be difficult to prove. A nearby driver may even drive away after your collision, claiming they were not part of the accident. Even if they stay, law-enforcement may place the blame on you or on the truck driver – even if the crash was not your fault.

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Trucking accidents in Hollywood and other South Florida communities can be traumatic. In fact, some people who walk away from these types of collisions suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions due to the stress they have suffered during the crash.

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You may be suffering from trauma following your Hollywood trucking accident if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty with concentration or focus
  • Memory problems
  • Mood swings or personality changes
  • Changes to eating habits
  • Loss of interest in friends or regular activities
  • Difficulty completing work-related or daily tasks
  • Fears, especially related to getting back on the road
  • Anger, frustration, and general feelings of upset

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Truck accidents in Hollywood and South Florida may seem hard to predict, but in fact there are several risk factors that could help you spot potential danger on the road. When you share the road with big rigs, tractor trailers, and other vehicles, you need to be alert. Certain signs can indicate your risk of an accident is higher and you need to take action.

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Risk factors can include:

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If you’re a young driver, you probably take your driving skills and freedoms very seriously. That’s great news. Here’s the problem: not everyone on the roads is as careful as you. If you’re a new driver and still working on your skills, one thing you may be a little nervous about sharing the road with big rigs, 18 wheelers, and other large trucks.

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If you want to avoid car and truck accidents in Homestead or your city, we have some tips to help you avoid traffic collisions in Hollywood or your Florida city:

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Drivers are at risk for car and truck accidents in Hollywood, South Florida, and across the country. Each hundreds of thousands of people are injured in traffic collisions.

Being in a trucking accident is devastating. You are passenger vehicle has very little chance against a tractor-trailer, big rig, or other large vehicle. No matter who has been at fault in the accident, you may find yourself facing severe and even long-term injuries.

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Are you at risk for a trucking accident in Homestead or your South Florida community? You could be, especially if you have the following risk factors:

1) Being in an unfamiliar location.

Safety experts agree that driving in unfamiliar locations can increase your chances of a traffic collision. While you are statistically most likely to be in a car accident close to home, unfamiliar surroundings do put drivers at increased risk of collisions.

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Timing and time play a bigger role than you might think in car and truck accidents in Hollywood and South Florida. When it comes to sharing the roads with larger commercial vehicles, especially, you need to consider timing in three crucial ways:

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1) The timing of your drive.

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A truck accident in South Florida or Hollywood can be terrifying. Being struck by a large vehicle will generally cause devastating car damages and may cause catastrophic injuries for you and your passengers. If you have been injured, you’ll want to do everything possible to hold onto your rights.

Unfortunately, insurance companies and attorneys representing the truck company may contact you right away. They may want you to give statements or to sign documents. Even your own insurance company may want you to sign documents.

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A truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida is likely to result in serious physical injuries. Each year, accidents involving tankers, 18 wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles result in amputations, brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, fatalities, and other losses. While many of the physical injuries of trucking accidents can be visually obvious, however, many people who survive these crashes also suffer other, less obvious injuries.

Emotional trauma is a serious potential consequence of any serious roadway accident in Hollywood or South Florida. Unfortunately, this type of injury is often overlooked because the symptoms may not be obvious and because it can take weeks or months for the signs of trauma to become obvious.

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