North Miami, Florida
North Miami Beach is sometimes referred to as the “Crossroads of South Florida” due to the Golden Glades Interchange, otherwise known as the cloverleaf, meeting of I-95, Florida’s Turnpike, and Palmetto Expressway. While the proximity of these highways and heavily trafficked surface streets makes getting to North Miami Beach possible from virtually every direction in record time (assuming traffic is not at a stand-still, which it often is), it also means that high speed crashes occur on a daily basis. If you were involved in any type of car accident or truck accident, it is vital that you contact an attorney at once to discuss your options for filing a personal injury lawsuit or settling out of court. These funds will not only help you cover medical bills and property damage, but they can help set you and your family up for a more secure economic future for the years to come. While there is no way for us to change what happened, we can help you make the most out of this tragic and unfortunate situation. Call the North Miami Beach car accident attorneys of Joseph I. Lipsky today at 305-821-7333.The Streets of North Miami Beach Are Becoming Increasingly Deadly by the Minute
In 2011, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that there were over 88,000 criminal moving violations and approximately 615,000 non-criminal moving violations within Miami-Dade county. In 2016, however, those numbers were reduced to just 62,000 and 473,000. Does this mean that the roads are safer and that drivers are paying more attention behind the wheel? Hardly. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and NBC Miami, 2,398 people died on Florida roads in 2011, compared to 3,037 in 2016 - a 27% increase. So, why have there been fewer citations? The answer to that is complicated, though it involves the problem of low pay for state troopers, dwindling police ranks, budget cuts across the state, and speed limits that seem to get increased every few years. All of those factors lead to more aggressive, reckless, and distracted driving, which in turn leads to higher casualties.Were You Injured Because of Another’s Inattention?
In the aftermath of a car wreck, it is seldom clear why the crash happened. Was the other driver swerving to avoid hitting a pothole or a cat? Was he or she looking down at a phone? Common causes of traffic collisions include:
- Texting or using a cell phone;
- Eating, drinking, or talking to and looking at another passenger;
- Aggressive driving;
- Drunk driving; and
- Drowsy driving.
Whatever the case may be, an attorney will get to the bottom of the cause, which will lead to determining which party was negligent. There are often more than two parties in traffic collisions, and the North Miami Beach attorneys of Joseph I. Lipsky are more than confident in their ability to figure out who was at fault. Give us a call today at 305-821-7333 to discuss your case and find out what you may be owed.