Experienced Car Accident Lawyers With Offices in West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie
Nearly 20 million motor vehicles are registered in Florida and that does not include thousands of vehicles driven by out-of-state visitors and truckers. With so many drivers on the state’s roads, car accidents are inevitable.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), tens of thousands of auto accident collisions occur every single year.
Top Causes Of Florida Car Accidents
The FLHSMV estimates that the top causes include:
- Distracted and careless driving. Drivers fail to pay attention to the road in any number of ways: by texting, eating, listening to loud music or simply failing to pay proper attention to their surroundings. The results can be deadly. The FLHSMV estimates that 58 percent of all deaths and injuries in crashes are caused by careless or distracted driving. Listen to our Public Service Announcements about Florida’s Don’t Text and Drive law.
- Drunk driving. Every Florida driver knows that drunk driving kills — but not everyone puts this information into practice. Drunk driving causes 15 percent of all car crash deaths and 18 percent of all car crash injuries.
- Failing to yield the right of way. Whose turn is it at a traffic signal, a stop sign, a yield sign or a crosswalk? Drivers who got the answer wrong caused 11 percent of all crash deaths in Florida in one recent year, according to the FLHSMV.
- Speeding. Speeding may involve going faster than the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions, like heavy rain or fog, even if the speed limit isn’t broken. Speeding causes 12 percent of all crash deaths in Florida, according to the FLHSMV.
Injured In A Car Accident? Here’s Why You Need An Attorney By Your Side.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be struggling to decide what to do next. Should you simply contact your auto insurance company and handle the case on your own? Here’s why you shouldn’t.
Insurance companies, unfortunately, do not make the process easy. They often make it difficult for you to receive car accident compensation you need to pay your medical bills and other costs and often demand mountains of paperwork — all when you need to rest and recover.
Let Us Help Take Care Of The Legal Matters
At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, our car accident injury attorneys in South Florida can offer the advocacy you need to obtain maximum compensation for your car accident injuries.
Our team has been helping injured parties all throughout South Florida since 1985. Let us help you so you can get the medical attention and back on the road to recovery.
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