Driving a car is something many of us take for granted. It is a form of independence and allows us to get even the simplest of tasks done like going the grocery store or drug store. It is a fact that 14 million drivers have been involved in car accidents caused by elderly drivers. No one wants our parents or grandparents to be involved in an auto accident. No one wants someone else to be injured or be killed because of an elderly driver. The problem is real and as people are living longer they are also driving much later in life.
Who is the one to decide for the elderly that it is time to stop driving? It is not something that we want to do, but many times it is the safest for all parties involved, for both the elderly and the other drivers on the roadways. It’s not an easy task to ask your mother, father, grandfather or grandmother to turn over their keys because they are simply too old to drive. Many times a doctor or medical professional may intervene and suggest that an elderly driver turn over the car keys.
In the state of Florida, many people are faced with dealing with this problem. The state of Florida is known to have many elderly drivers. Plain and simple elderly drivers are more susceptible to being involved in car accidents. State and national statistics have shown that in many of the car accidents that involve an elderly driver, most of the at-fault parties are the elderly drivers.
If you have an elderly family member, be responsible. Make sure the senior driver you know is up to the task of operating a motor vehicle safely. Remember, save lives. Take the keys away from an older driver and do everyone a favor if they are not able to safely operate that car. Family members owe it to their parents and grandparents to watch out for their safety.
Orlando Car Accident Attorney
At The Jaspon Firm our attorney help individuals that have been injured in elderly-related car accidents recover the compensation they need. We provide legal services to clients throughout the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area. We provide free, no obligation consultations and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your automobile injury case. We can and will help you.