Auto Accidents in Broward County
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV), as of May 31, 2017, there have been approximately 160,000 car collisions in the State of Florida.
Moreover, approximately 16,000 of those car accidents took place in Broward County. Whether the collision was caused by driving under the influence or was due to distracted driving such as texting, car accidents are dangerous.
No one ever intends to get into an accident, but when accidents do occur, it is important to be prepared. The costs of medical care, the income loss from missed work, and the trauma that can sometimes follow can drastically change your life.
Attorney for Auto Accidents in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
If you or someone you know has been injured in a serious car accident and medical expenses are too costly, or you have suffered a loss of income due to an inability to work, then contact The Bacchus Law Firm.
We are zealous and dedicated advocates for those injured by negligent drivers. Whether the car accident resulted in minor injuries or it was, unfortunately, fatal, we will be there every step of the way.
We take cases throughout the Miami-metropolitan area in counties like Hendry County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Collier County, and Miami-Dade County, FL.
With offices centrally located at 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, just minutes from the Broward County Central Courthouse, we take cases throughout South Florida. If suffered injury from a car accident in East Naples, Miami, LaBelle, or West Palm Beach, Florida, then contact our firm immediately.
Call (954) 500-5555 to schedule a no obligations consultation with our family law attorneys.
Broward County Auto Accidents Information Center
- What are some of the most frequent kinds of car crashes?
- How do automobile accidents usually happen?
- Which kinds of compensation can victims be entitled to?
- Where can I find more information about auto accidents in Fort Lauderdale?
Our attorneys have fought for clients injured by negligent drivers in multiple kinds of crashes. The number of cars, the kind of negligence exhibited, and the driver's own actions can drastically impact the outcome of car accident cases. Some of the categories of car collisions that we handle include:
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- DUI Accidents
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Multiple Vehicle Accidents
- Taxi Cab/Ride Share Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
Generally, motor vehicle accidents are caused by some driver's negligence. According to the Florida DHSMV, some of the most common causes of driving infractions in Broward County include the following:
- Careless Driving
- Running Stop Signs
- Running Red Lights
- Improper Lane Changes
Damages in Florida for negligence cases can depend on a number of factors. Florida courts award two types of damages – punitive damages or compensatory damages. Florida is a comparative negligence State, therefore if a court finds that the plaintiff was a fault, it will assign a percentage of fault to the plaintiff and reduce the award recovered based on that percentage.
Generally, Economic damages may be awarded for specific types of loss.
- Lost income
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral Expenses
- Lost support and services
- Replacement value of property
Non-economic damages include nonfinancial losses that would not have occurred if not for the injury that was caused by another's negligence. Noneconomic damages may include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of capacity for enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairment
Crash Report Statistics – Visit the official website of the Florida DMV for more information on crash report statistics in Florida to date. The website also allows the user to filter crash report statistics based on the county, the type of infraction or crash, and the year.
Fla. Stat. § 766.202 – Visit Online Sunshine, the Florida Legislature's website for more information about useful definitions in negligence and medical malpractice claims. The useful definitions include the meaning of economic and noneconomic damages under Florida law.
Find a Car Accident Attorney in Broward County, FL
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident in Broward County, Florida and you believe you are entitled to economic or noneconomic damages, it is important that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case.
The attorneys at The Bacchus Law Firm represent clients in South Florida in areas throughout Broward County, Hendry County, Palm Beach County, Collier County, and Miami-Dade County, FL.
With offices centrally located at 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, just minutes from the Broward County Central Courthouse, we take cases in Miami, West Palm Beach, East Naples, or LaBelle, Florida, then contact our firm immediately.
Call (954) 500-5555 to schedule a no obligations consultation with our personal injury lawyers.
This Article Was Last Updated Friday, June 2, 2017.