South Florida is known for prolific car accidents. For locals, it seems like we see at least one car accident every day.
In 2020, there were more than 100,000 car crashes in South Florida alone between Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. One-third of all car accidents in Florida occur in this tri-county area.
Of all these car accidents, more than 50,000 of them resulted in injuries. About one-third of all accidents also involved hit-and-run drivers, which makes for an even more dangerous scenario.
Other common causes of car accidents in South Florida are:
The first thing you should do after any car accident in South Florida is call 911. This is especially important if you are injured – even if it seems minor.
An immediate 911 call may also provide you the opportunity to report the license plate number to the dispatcher in case the other driver involved in the accident flees the scene. Getting a police report is vital to a Florida personal injury case.
Unless you are seriously injured, however, we would recommend not taking an ambulance to a hospital. It will be very expensive and will use up much of your PIP coverage before you even begin treating and recovering from your car accident injuries.
If you were hurt in a car accident, you need to speak with an experienced Florida car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Please contact us online or call our Coral Springs office directly at (954) 314-4747 to schedule your free consultation. We proudly serve Florida residents, including all of Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and all points in between.
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