Pompano Beach Passenger Safety
Your passengers count on you to get them to their destination safely. As a driver, you are expected to take appropriate precautions to keep your occupant safe. Some of these precautions s are the things that you are already doing to keep yourself safe. For example, you can keep everyone in your car safer by avoiding drunk driving, distracted driving, or fatigued driving in Pompano Beach or your community. You can also improve all of your chances for safety by driving defensively. However, as a motorist you also have special additional responsibilities. For example, you should keep your vehicle safe and provide your passengers with safe seatbelts. For child passengers, this may mean providing an age-appropriate booster seat or car seat or other safety restraint system.
Of course, if you are a passenger in a car and have been injured, you may feel that there is less than you can do. This is not the case. You may have legal options after your injury. To find out more, contact Flaxman Law Group, a law firm in South Florida. We can meet with you in one of our three offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami. If you're too injured to travel, our legal team and also meet with you in your hospital room, home, or other convenient location. Your initial consultation comes with no risk because it comes with no cost and no obligation.There are Many Safety Systems Designed to Prevent Passenger Injury in Pompano Beach or Your Community
There are many passenger safety features in cars that are meant to help prevent injury and prevent collisions:
- Traction control
- Hands-free in-car electronics
- GPS devices
- Backup cameras
- Side impact Airbags
- Vehicle stability control
- Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
- Automatic braking
- Adaptive headlamp controls
- Backup sensors
- Tire pressure monitoring systems
Despite these devices, passengers can be seriously injured or even killed in a collision if the driver is reckless. In some cases, as well, these systems fail and can cause injuries.Everyone Can Help Promote Passenger Safety
In addition to the safety systems in cars, individuals have a role to play in preventing collisions and injuries. Passenger safety is everyone’s responsibility:
- Manufacturers are responsible for creating passenger safety systems and safe cars
- Drivers are responsible for driving safely
- Municipalities and governments are responsible for ensuring that roads are safe
- Road construction crews are responsible for ensuring that they provide adequate signage and keep debris to a minimum
When people are negligent in working towards safety, everyone can suffer. In some cases, filing a legal claim can hold drivers, manufacturers, and other liable parties responsible so that they take the needed steps to improve safety.
Have you suffered a serious injury? Consultations with the legal team at Flaxman Law Group are free and you do not pay a fee until we have won your case or have won a settlement for you. Our full service law firm is committed to helping people who have been injured. We do that by fighting aggressively for your rights while assisting with every aspect of the legal and insurance process. To find out whether you have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review.