Hurricane Mathew has caused Florida to declare a state of emergency. Naturally, people have a tendency to get agitated and frenetic right before a storm. But the more ‘on edge’ we are, the greater the chance for a confrontation or accident at the store, on the street, at the pump etc. Being patient with your fellow South Floridians as you deal with the preparation and aftermath of Matthew will help the situation. Practice patience as you wait online for gasoline or ice. People will be rushing to attempt to escape the path of the storm. Many families are packing up their cars with multiple suitcases, kids and pets to try to find ‘higher ground’ which will likely increase the number of traffic accidents tomorrow and over the weekend according to the National Safety Council. If you or a loved one has been injured involving a car, truck, bike or bus our expert and well-driven team of Fort Lauderdale area accident lawyers will examine all of your legal rights at no cost to you.
So in dealing with Hurricane Matthew and it’s aftermath, remember to ‘practice patience’ and maintain calm instead of impatient and excited. We are all ‘in the same boat’ and things will go more smoothly here in Fort Lauderale and throughout South Florida if we cooperate instead of compete with one another. Stay safe and always remember that I’m only a phone call away should you or a loved one suffer an injury in an accident through no fault of your own during the aftermath of Matthew or any other time.