Key Largo, Florida

Key Largo Car Accident Attorney

On one side of Key Largo lies the majestic Everglades National Park, while beautiful coral reef encompasses the Atlantic Ocean side of the island. As one can expect from such a breathtaking place, in addition to its year-round residents, Key Largo, the northernmost key of the Florida Keys, is a destination for tourists because, as the NY Times said, “the Keys are a paradise for yachtsmen, fishermen and seafood lovers.” While some travel journalists highlight the beauty of the Keys, other journalists express concern over the traffic conditions. Key Largo is easy for travelers to access because it is only an hour from Miami International Airport via US 1, otherwise known as the Overseas Highway. The Miami New Times reported that there have been well over 1,000 wrongful deaths on US 1, making it the most deadly road in the country. Whether you were injured in a car accident that happened on the highway or a small street, it is imperative that you take legal action at once to help secure your chances of receiving compensation to pay for your medical costs, property damage, and considerable pain and suffering. We encourage you to contact the Key Largo offices of Joseph I. Lipsky to discuss your options with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys today.

Top Causes of Car Accidents in Key Largo

Car accidents are primarily caused by human error. Many decades ago, a higher percentage of crashes were results of worn out brakes, poor upkeep, manufacturing errors, and flaws in design of vehicles themselves. However, vehicles have never been safer than today, especially with technology such as anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Despite cars being easier to drive and performing better in collisions, there has been a sudden uptick in crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Florida. More and more crashes are caused by:

  • Cell phone use (both texting and talking on the phone);
  • Other electronic device use, such as GPS;
  • Aggressive driving;
  • Speeding and impatient driving (such as cutting others off and failing to yield);
  • Drunk driving; and
  • Tired or drowsy driving
Even in Paradise, People End up in Emergency Rooms. Call a Lawyer Today

The official tourism website of Key Largo boasts that the island is just an “hour’s drive from South Florida’s two major airports, and a world away.” What is not a world away is the very real threat of being involved in a traumatic car crash. With the heavy flow of tourists coming to the island at all times of the year, the roads can become incredibly packed with vehicles, increasing the likelihood of a crash. People may be looking at a map or GPS device, marveling out the car window at the sites, or engaging in conversation with their passengers, all of which takes their eyes and minds off the road. Locals, too, are responsible for causing their fair share of collisions. If you were injured by another driver’s careless, reckless, or aggressive driving behavior, you deserve to be compensated. Call the Key Largo law offices of Joseph I. Lipsky today at 305-296-6300 to recover the damages to which you are entitled.

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