From year to year, Florida is consistently one of the states with the most annual traffic accidents. One of the most common ways to measure the risk of fatal car accidents from state to state is the metric of deaths per 100 million miles traveled within a particular state. This statistical measurement is helpful for calculating driving risks for various states while controlling for disparities in population from state to state. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the deaths per 100 million miles traveled within Florida is 1.60, placing it ahead of all but a few other states in the nation when it comes to drivers and passengers killed in car accidents.
Fatalities in Florida car accidents have been on the rise since 2018, and currently, nearly 40% of all Florida vehicle crashes result in injuries. Accidents occurring on highways can be especially devastating due to the higher speed limits on highways, resulting in more serious outcomes than crashes occurring at slower speeds. The harm isn’t reserved for people in cars either. Florida sees a significant amount of pedestrian deaths and injuries stemming from car accidents. Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings and be cautious of pedestrians walking and interacting around the road.
When it comes to vehicle accidents, drivers and passengers in Florida need to be aware of the variety of factors that can be used to calculate pain and suffering damages after a car collision. These factors include but are not limited to the injury category, the time required for recovery, treatments, and the severity of the crash. These different elements can help pinpoint the necessary compensation in court after a car crash. Many of these factors are related, as the more serious the crash, the more likely the time to fully recover will be longer. A recent news article discussed a recent dangerous crash in Miami-Gardens where impaired driving was a suspected cause.
According to the news article, the accident occurred on Tuesday, December 6, around 2:42 am in Miami Gardens. According to the Miami Gardens Police, an officer was on a routine patrol, driving southbound on 27th Avenue as he approached a light on 167th Street when a vehicle ran a red light, striking the patrol vehicle. Video recovered from the scene appears to show a black Dodge Charger being towed away from the scene. Following the crash, the officer was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, while the two passengers from the other car were also transported to Ryder Trauma Center. The driver of the Dodge Charger was charged with driving under the influence, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of Cannabis.
Have You Suffered Injuries in a Florida Car Accident?
If you or someone you love has been injured or died in a Florida car accident, let the attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada fight to help you recover the damages you deserve. Expenses and injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident can quickly become overwhelming, and having an experienced roster of accident attorneys familiar with Florida law by your side can make a world of difference in the compensation you receive. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented injury victims at every stage of their automobile injury claim, ensuring that they obtain the compensation that they deserve. With our team, you can have faith that your claim is being pursued properly. If you have questions about your case, call us today at 877-448-8585 and schedule a free and no-obligation initial consultation with a Florida injury lawyer at our office.