Miami Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Florida Traffic Accident Statistics
Representing clients injured in car crashes throughout South Florida
After the shock of suffering an injury in a car crash wears off, you may have many questions about what to do next. You have lost time at work; the medical bills are piling up and the pain of your injury is unbearable. You just want your life back, and you want the person whose negligent actions caused the accident to be held accountable for your injuries and losses.
The experienced Miami car accident attorneys at Yeboah Law Group understand your pain. We have helped countless clients before you recover compensation when they were injured in a car crash caused by the negligence of another driver. We offer free consultations and we take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any attorney fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you.
Florida traffic accident statistics
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 344,170 traffic crashes in Florida. In those accidents, 2,494 people were killed with 849 suspected alcohol-related crashes, and 459 confirmed alcohol-related crashes. Last year, Florida’s traffic fatalities were up 43% in the first six months of the year as compared to the same period in 2014 – which represents the fifth-highest increase in that period in the country according to a story in the Tampa Bay Times, which quoted a study conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC). Florida ranked third in the country behind Texas and California in the number of traffic fatalities in the first six months of 2016 as compared to the same period the year before.
The NSC study attributes the increase in traffic fatalities in 2016 to the effects of low gas prices, which fell about 16% in the first part of the year, and the improving economy, which caused people to increase the number of miles they were driving.
Most common causes of traffic crashes
Bob Joop Goos, of the International Organization for Road Accident Prevention, estimates that more than 90% of traffic crashes are the result of human error, which includes unsafe driver behaviors such as:
- Reckless, aggressive driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
Injuries from car crashes
Depending on the speed of the vehicles involved when a crash occurs and other variables, injuries from traffic crashes can range from cuts and abrasions to massive, catastrophic injuries or death. Here are some examples of common car accident injuries:
- Scrapes, cuts, and bruises
- Muscle sprains
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back injury
- Spinal cord injuries
Tips for what to do following a car crash
If you are injured in a car crash, seek medical attention first. Then find out if other people involved in the accident have injuries and render aid if you can. If your physical condition allows, take pictures of the accident scene, the damage to your vehicle, the debris on the roadway, and the other vehicles involved. Get the name and contact information from any willing witnesses. Take down license plate numbers and exchange insurance information with the other drivers involved. Do not discuss the crash, what happened, who caused the crash, and do not apologize or say anything about the events leading up to the crash. Speak to your attorney right away and before you are asked to give a recorded statement for the insurance company.
How a Miami car accident attorney can help
Our Miami car accident lawyers at the Yeboah Law Group have a singular focus, which is to make sure that you recover every bit of compensation due to you when you have sustained a serious injury in a car crash that was the result of someone else’s negligence. Suffering a serious injury in a car accident will likely change the course of your life. If you suffer permanent, disabling injuries, this will have an impact on your earning power and your quality of life. We know that getting a settlement after an accident will not lessen the pain, or restore your health: however, it will take care of the medical bills and it will relieve the financial strain of not being able to work.
Our lawyers fight for your right to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress and more.
Trusted Miami car accident lawyers offering free consultations
When you need an experienced car accident attorney with the resources and skill to help you win the compensation you deserve after you have been injured, call the Yeboah Law Group at 1-800-TELL-SAM or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our Miami attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
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|Product Liability||Premises Liability||Employment Discrimination|
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Miami, FL, 33127
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