Improvements in vehicle safety technology are helping lower the numbers of fatal accidents on roads but people are still being seriously injured in Broward County at an alarming rate.
The 2018 traffic accident statistics for Broward County, Florida, include:
- Total Crashes: 40,560
- Injury Crashes: 16,482
- Total Individuals Injured: 24,329
That works out to 45 people every day being injured in a crash in Broward County, and many of these victims have insurance that won’t take care of their hospital bills and no health insurance.
While every injury from an accident can be serious, injuries from crashes involving large trucks are generally more severe simply because of the nature of the size of 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles. When they make contact with a passenger vehicle they often do devastating damage to the car and the occupants.
There were over 44,000 commercial vehicle accidents in Florida, with about 10% of them occurring in Broward County.
What Makes Truck Accidents Unique for a Personal Injury Attorney?
With most private passenger vehicle crashes, there is one owner of the vehicle and often it is the driver. With large trucks and other commercial vehicles there may be one company that owns the truck, another company that operates the truck, and then you have the driver, who may be from out-of-state. When a serious accident happens there may be more than one insurance company involved, and insurance companies are not known for their willingness to cooperate and help victims.
An attorney who has experience dealing with truck accidents understands how to get to the facts fast and investigate who is responsible and who should pay for the damages and injuries. In many cases we are able to negotiate with the parties at fault and the insurance companies to get justice but we are always prepared to go the distance and fight for our clients in court if necessary.
The Law Firm of Lazarus & Lazarus has developed a reputation for fighting hard and getting results for our clients. We would be happy to discuss your situation if you’ve been involved in a crash and you have questions about how to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. We can be reached at (954) 356-0006 for a free and confidential consultation.
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