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Five Reasons Accidents Involving Snowbirds Occur

When the winter hits up north or out in the Midwest, thousands, if not millions, of individuals (commonly referred to as snowbirds) flock south to Florida for warm sun and nicer weather. Typically starting in October, Florida sees an influx of not only people (many of whom are older individuals), but also automobiles on area roadways. And as we all know – more people and cars means more opportunities for accidents to occur.

Florida lawmakers will tell you that snowbirds certainly aid the local economy, as they help to increase business and revenue for area stores and restaurants. Still, while they are helpful in this aspect, some of those very same individuals add to the yearly auto collision totals in Florida. Your Boca Raton car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the results of crashes that take place between older snowbirds and area residents. But why do these accidents happen in the first place?

There are a number of reasons why accidents that don’t involve snowbirds occur, but when you are faced with older drivers, many of whom are over the age of 70, there is a greater risk of accidents happening due to the following five issues:

If you or someone you love has been involved in an automobile accident that was caused by a snowbird or anyone else, you are advised to contact the Shiner Law Group at 561-777-7700 as soon as possible to discuss your rights and options under the law.

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