Representing Car Accident Victims In Miami- Dade, Broward and South Florida
Car Accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in Florida. Miami-Dade continues to lead the state of Florida in both the number of car accidents, injuries from all crashes and motor vehicle accident related fatalities. According to the latest data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as of December 2020 there were (44,731) car crashes reported in Miami-Dade County. Nearly half of all motor vehicle accidents in Miami resulted in (21,018) personal injuries.
Statistically, there were less car crashes in Miami-Dade in 2020 compared to 2019 and previous years. In 2019, there were 65,144 reported crashes reported in Miami-Dade. Nearly half of all 2019 accidents in Miami resulted in 31,698 personal injuries. 282 auto accidents resulted in 298 fatalities. The downward trend in the total number motor vehicle accidents occurring in 2020 is likely due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The pandemic resulted in statewide curfews and stay at home orders which had the practical effect of less drivers on Miami, Florida roadways.
Florida Car Crash Statistics
In the state of Florida, there were 300,750 motor vehicle crashes reported in December 2020. Of all the reported accidents, more than half of the crashes (187,218) resulted in personal injuries. Car accidents with fatalities resulted in the death of 2,809 people.
Although the number of total accidents decreased slightly from 2020 compared to 2019, the total number of reported car accidents involving personal injuries the data does not suggest a definite trend in any degree. Population growth and continued urban development may play a role in more crowded streets and highways.
New motor vehicle laws and safety rules prohibiting texting and other distracted driving from use of hand held devices may have a beneficial impact for Miami drivers and all Florida motorists, pedestrians, bicycle riders and others on Florida roadways over the next few years.
When you’ve been a victim of an auto accident, stress over medical bills, insurance company red tape and financial worries can interfere with your recovery. That stressful time is also ripe with opportunities to make a mistake that could damage your case. Fortunately, The North Law Firm, P.A. can help you take the first steps after your accident and continue to represent your interests as you seek fair compensation for your losses. Call us at 866-41-NORTH or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.