Current statistics reveal that automobile accidents happen with alarming frequency in Florida – there’s a crash every 10 seconds, and close to 5 people die every hour. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is not only a major contributing factor in vehicle accidents nationwide, but also results in a higher percentage of fatalities when crashes occur. And when speeding is combined with other dangerous factors, such as fatigue, distracted driving, cellphone use, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the results can be devastating. The NHTSA estimates that speed-related crashes cost Americans over $40 billion each year. So plan wisely and take your time when you drive on Florida’s roadways – it’s better to arrive a couple of minutes late than not to arrive at all.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident in South Florida due to the negligence of others, contact the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We have over three decades of experience in accident and personal injury cases throughout South Florida, and we will evaluate your accident claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights.