Elderly Driver Accidents
The State of Florida has a large full time elderly population. Florida also is the home to "snowbirds" who have a second residence in Florida or who rent a home or condominium for the winter season to avoid the cold weather of other states. Because of the millions of seniors who call Florida home on a full time or part time basis, there are a number of car accidents that involve a senior driver who was at fault and injured or not at fault and injured. As a population in general, senior drivers tend to drive slower, tend to be more likely to wear a seatbelt, and tend to be less likely to drink and drive. Many seniors also avoid driving at night and driving on busy expressways and Interstate roads in the State of Florida. Certainly, each Florida car accident should be evaluated on its own facts and merits regardless of the age or experience of the drivers involved in the crash.
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Certainly, many elderly drivers are safe and attentive drivers. There are also others who regularly drive in a careless manner due to age or health related problems including those related to sight, hearing, and motor skills. Many elderly drivers develop a fear or phobia of driving which makes even the simple trip quite stressful for the elderly driver and quite risky for both the elderly driver and others on the road with the elderly driver. Elderly drivers should review their mediations with their doctor to make sure it is still safe to drive with the medication regimen in place. In addition, a complete physical and neurological testing will also provide the doctor with information to advise the elderly patient as to driving and other activities of daily living.
Others drivers should be on the look out for elderly drivers just as other drivers should be aware of the presence of teen drivers. Be patient with elderly drivers. Do not rush or honk at them. It may be common to exceed the speed limit on certain roads and highways. If the elderly driver choose to drive at or below the speed level, please be courteous to the elderly driver and understand that a few extra seconds or minutes on your commute will not likely make any difference to your day or life.
If you, a family member, or friend is involved with an elderly driver who is at fault, you have the right to pursue a case or claim which will most likely be handled by an insurance company rather than the elderly driver himself or herself. Motor vehicle owners who are seniors have a duty to carry automobile insurance to properly register a vehicle in the State of Florida. Some seniors have terrific automobile insurance coverage while others have the bare minimum coverage.
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