Car Accidents In Florida
Attorneys Jeremy Dover and Victor Demesmin Jr. practice law regarding car accidents in Florida. We primarily represent accident victims in these crashes. Below you’ll find facts about car accidents, tips on staying safe while driving in Florida, information on what to do if you’ve been in a car accident in Florida, what you need to do to recover damages in court in Florida, and of course how attorneys Jeremy Dover and Victor Demesmin Jr. can help you recover damages in court if you’ve been in a car accident in Florida.
Car Accident Facts
Nearly everyone has been behind the wheel at some point in their life and many people drive daily. In fact, Americans collectively spend 70 BILLION HOURS behind the wheel!!! This statistic is astounding, and the driving population in the United States is estimated around 230 million. With so many people on the road; especially, here in Florida, it is not shocking that car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and, in severe cases, death.
- Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.
- Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.
- Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die on the world’s roads, on average over 1,000 a day.
- Road crashes cost USD $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.
- Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year due to the negligence of other drivers.
- Sadly, over 1,600 children under 15 years of age die each year due to the gross negligence of other cars on the road.
- Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers ages 16-20; the lack of experience and knowledge of young drivers regularly leads to more negligent injuries than any other age group.
- Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person
See The World Health Organization
Staying Safe While Driving In Florida
Now, we here in South Florida, including those of us in Miami-Dade, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, all love our sunny beaches, wonderful weather, and great atmosphere, but so does everyone else, which results in a huge population, with both local and tourist alike that flooding our roads with passenger cars. The question then becomes, “what can you do to ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers when on these packed South Florida roads?” Many auto-accidents and the resulting injuries are predictable and preventable! When driving on the road in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, or any road for that matter, make sure to take note of the following tools to help you stay safe.
- Raising awareness of, legislating and enforcing laws governing speed limits, alcohol impairment, seat-belt use, child restraints and safety helmets.
- Formulating and implementing transport and land-use policies that promote safer and more efficient trips; encouraging the use of safer modes of travel, such as public transport; and incorporating injury prevention measures into traffic management and road design.
- Making vehicles more protective and visible for occupants, pedestrians and cyclists; using daytime running lights, high-mounted brake lights and reflective materials on cycles, carts, rickshaws and other non-motorized forms of transport.
What To Do If You’ve Been In A Car Accident
Sometimes, collisions, auto accidents, and the resulting injuries and damages are unavoidable. The average person will experience an auto collision once every 18 years roughly. So, when an accident does happen, contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney that both cares about you and your family and will provide zealous representation to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries as a result of this auto accident.
What Do You Need In Order To Recover Money After A Car Accident In Florida?
There are three things that are necessary when seeking monetary recovery after an auto accident:
- There needs to be damages and or injuries (commonly including neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, leg pain, whiplash, broken bones, internal damage, pain and suffering, and again, in severe cases, traumatic brain injuries or even wrongful death).
- The other party needs to be at fault, or at least, more at fault than yourself.
- There needs to be coverage (Please feel free to read our other post providing detailed information on insurance coverage in Florida, including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County).
Right after an auto accident, be sure to leave your car and make sure everyone is alright and safe. Remember to always contact the police and/or law enforcement as they are there to help and will assist in helping bring your case to a clear resolution later.
Contact Demesmin And Dover To Help You Recover Damages
We have given you a lot of information here, and we are sure all of this may seem overwhelming when in the midst of it all, which is why you should reach out to us here at Demesmin and Dover after an auto accident for a free case evaluation, and we can help you and your loved ones navigate through it, while alleviating the stress because We Care More.