From year to year, Florida is consistently one of the states with the most traffic accidents each year. 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 given state. This statistical format can be helpful to calculate driving risks in a state while controlling for disparities in population between different states. 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 handful of other states in the country when it comes to drivers and passengers killed in car accidents. Fatalities in Florida car accidents have been rising since 2018, and currently, nearly 40% of all vehicle crashes result in injuries. Crashes occurring on highways can be particularly dangerous due to the higher speed limits on highways, resulting in more serious implications than crashes occurring at slower speeds.
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 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 fatal St. Lucie County highway from last month.
According to the news article, the accident occurred when two cars collided at an intersection of State Road 70. The accident is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). According to the FHP, a 58-year-old man was traveling South on Shinn Road approaching the intersection on State Road 70 when he collided with another vehicle driven by a 51-year-old man driving West on State Road 70. The incident occurred on Friday, February 17, around 5:38 a.m. The 58-year-old man was killed during the collision after failing to yield the right of way to the second vehicle.
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.