The holidays generally mean travel, and since more people are on the move to attend holiday gatherings and family events, added congestion can mean more accident risks. To travel safe this holiday season, consider:
1) Taking public or alternate transit. If you are tired or will be driving in unfamiliar surroundings, especially, it can be safer to travel by something besides car. Florida train accidents, bus accidents, and plane accidents are far less common than Florida car accidents, so consider alternate travel.
2) Know how to travel safe. If you must travel by car, make sure that you are prepared to do so. Do not drive tired or distracted. Get a good night’s rest and turn off your mobile device before getting in the car. Consider sharing the driving with someone else and take frequent breaks to rest.
3) Assess the dangers of your mode of travel. If you are traveling by car, Florida car accidents are your biggest risk. If you are traveling by plane, you will need to follow airline safety rules. If you are taking a long flight or train trip, consider making a plan to take frequent breaks in order to stretch your legs. When you sit for long periods of time, especially in a cramped space such as an airplane seat, you may be more at risk of blood clots and deep vein thrombosis.
4) Familiarize yourself with your route. The more you know about your route, the more likely you are to predict possible dangers and problems before you encounter them. For example, if you are traveling to a remote area of the world by plane, consider the special safety precautions you will need to take as well as the insurance you may need to get to your destination safely.
5) Wear the right clothing. Comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes that offer plenty of support are important. Each year, Florida slip and fall accidents take place on trains, airplanes, buses, and in driveways. Good shoes and sensible clothes allow you the freedom of movement you need to get to your destination safely – no matter how you are getting there.
If you have been injured while traveling in Southern Florida, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Miami, Hollywood, and Homestead, the Flaxman Law Group is poised to help clients across the South Florida region.