The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) publishes a yearly report containing up-to-date statistics on car accidents in the state. These figures measure a wide range of crash factors, including the use of seatbelt, alcohol or drug use, and the day and hour of the crash.
The report of FLHSMV lists the accident totals by county rather than by city. According to the Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report published in 2018, Miami-Dade County ranked first with over 64,000 crashes. This is an average of approximately 175 accidents in just one day.
The undesirable ranking of Miami-Dade County is partly due to the population of the region. As of 2018, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the county is home to 2.7 million people. A densely populated area usually has aggressive drivers, congested highways, and various road construction activities to maintain and expand the roadways. All these are contributing factors that raise the probability of a major vehicular accident.
Sadly, many of the crashes in Miami result in damage to property, life-changing injuries, or the wrongful and untimely death of motorists, passengers, and passersby. If you’re one of the thousands of people hurt by an auto accident, you need an attorney that will fight to give you the financial compensation you deserve. The Law Office of Raphael A. Sanchez, an experienced law firm in Miami, will help you obtain a desirable outcome for your case. Give us a call today to discuss more.