A 2016 article in the Broward Palm Beach New Times described exactly how dangerous it is to drive in Pembroke Pines. While the articles may have been shocking on the surface, it confirmed what Pembroke Pines residents knew all along. Drivers in the city are simply poor drivers. They break traffic laws and do not pay attention behind the wheel. While there are many good drivers in the city, the data does not lie. Pembroke Pines is the second-most dangerous city in which to drive in the entire country, right behind Jersey City.
This conclusion was reached by studying data from an app that measured drivers’ actual behavior behind the wheel. It was not reached based on reputation and speculation. Instead, it looked at things such as:
The data showed that Pembroke Pines drivers were especially distracted. This could involve things like texting or eating while driving. Just taking eyes off the road for a second exponentially increases the risk of an accident.
All of this shows up in the accident statistics for Pembroke Pines. From 2016-2019, there have been an average of ten fatalities on the city’s roads each year. These crashes often involve clear examples of negligence such as running red lights and crashing into school buses. In this time period, as many as five pedestrians have been killed in a year. All of this adds up to Pembroke Pines’ ranking as the worst city in Florida in which to drive.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident by a driver who was operating their vehicle negligently, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. In some cases, the drivers negligence is obvious from the scene of the accident. Other times, you may need to prove it by demonstrating what happened during your accident.
Even when you show negligence, that is only a small part of the task of an accident victim. The real struggle begins when you discuss compensation with the insurance company. Sometimes, getting the right amount to compensate you can take years and multiple rounds of negotiations. Handling this on your own is not an option, and it could lead to the insurance company taking advantage of you.
As an accident victim, your entire life changes at the second your crash with a car or truck. Your first necessity is the right medical care. Even if you were not hurt badly enough at the scene to require hospitalization, many injuries do not become apparent until the days after the accident. It is vital to get fully checked out after an accident to get a full diagnosis.
The good news is that 388CEDA has the doctors on hand to both diagnose and treat your injuries. When it comes to diagnostics, we offer the following:
Our doctors can provide you with a medical file that properly details the specifics of your injuries.
Every accident victim should have an experienced lawyer to help them through the accident compensation process. Unfortunately, accident claims are not settled overnight or even quickly. In most cases, quick settlements can actually work against you by paying you less than you deserve. The insurance company may throw out a low offer just as an opening position. Your lawyer’s advice is crucial to knowing what is an unreasonably low offer that should be rejected. You may even need to file a lawsuit if you cannot get the right compensation.
Florida’s roads are among the most dangerous in the country. First, Florida is a car culture, meaning that most people take to the roads, and streets are crowded. This is especially true in the urban areas, which includes Pembroke Pines and surrounding areas. In addition, there are large populations of tourists in Florida and specifically the Pembroke Pines area who are unfamiliar with the roads.
Even emptier rural roads in the state encourage drivers to speed.
This is backed up by numbers. In one study, Florida was found to have the ninth-highest rate of vehicle fatalities in the entire country. The situation has gotten worse on the roads in the last decade. There were 3,183 fatalities in Florida in 2019, which is nearly 15% over the ten-year average.
Florida has strict time limits on how long you have to file a lawsuit after your car accident injuries. You have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in court. If you miss this deadline, you lose the right to file a lawsuit. In reality, car accident victims will not wait four years to begin the legal process. If you wait that long, you will lose key evidence that you need to prove your case. Most car accident victims take steps right away to begin the legal process of seeking financial compensation.
They should contact an attorney right after they have been injured in an accident.
With all of that, you may be wondering how you can find the right attorney for your case. It seems like a lot of work at a time when you have many other things happening in your life. When you contact 388CEDA, you do not need to go through all of that effort.
We can recommend an experienced attorney from our vast network of accident lawyers in Pembroke Pines. Call us right now at 1-800-388-CEDA to learn about our medical services and how we can recommend an attorney to you.
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