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Florida Traffic Crash Facts

By Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover  Jul. 10, 2013 11:25a

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV) reported more than 235,000 traffic accidents on the state's roads and highways in 2010. This translates to an average of 645 accidents every day. Close to 2,500 people died in these accidents. Another 195,104 people were injured. 499 pedestrians were killed while 7,290 were injured. 350 motorcyclists died as a result of traffic accidents while 6,686 were injured. 76 bicycle riders were killed while another 4,600 were injured. 80 teen drivers were killed in accidents that year while another 60 of their passengers died. More than 10,000 teen drivers were injured along with close to 8,000 of their passengers.

The majority of these accidents were caused by careless driving. The FDHSMV also states this as "operated motor vehicle in a careless or negligent manner." This careless driving accounted for 23 percent of all the fatal accidents, 52 percent of all the injuries, and 53 percent of all the accidents which caused property damage only.

Careless driving can consist of a variety of behaviors, from driving while under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs to texting while driving, eating, drinking, grooming, or dealing with mechanical devices while driving, driving while fatigued, following too closely, speeding, and failing to yield the right-of-way. In its simplest form, it can merely be driver inattention. Inadequate attention in such a risky action as driving a 3,000 pound vehicle at any speed in random traffic can only be called dangerous. Any type of careless or negligent driving can cause the driver to be viewed as the cause of the accident, making him or her legally liable for damages to victims.

Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Seeking compensation after an auto accident can be a complex and sometimes difficult matter since you will generally be dealing with an insurance company. Insurance carriers are in business to make money and may try to discount or deny your claim. It has been statistically shown that individuals who are represented by a law firm obtain better and more just settlements than those who are not. That is why it is highly recommended that you seek qualified legal representation after any auto accident or other personal injury incident.

At the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover, you can rely on an experienced and committed personal injury attorney and his legal team. The firm serves clients in the greater Fort Lauderdale area and has built a well-respected reputation for personalized service and competent legal action. Whether you have been harmed in an auto accident, bicycle, pedestrian, motorcycle, or bus accident, through dangerous drugs or devices, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, a dog attack, or in some other scenario, you can get your questions answered and your claim started at the firm. Contact the law offices to schedule a consultation about your potential claim and learn how the legal team can assist you.

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