Miami-Dade County usually has the highest number of car accidents annually when compared with any other Florida county. This is typically chalked up to high numbers of tourists and a lack of infrastructure. Even if you are driving carefully, you cannot plan for the actions of other drivers on the road. If you or a loved one is a victim of a car accident in Miami, contact a Miami car accident lawyer for more information on filing a personal injury claim.
While many accidents happen in neighborhoods and parking lots, many serious accidents occur in high-density areas in Miami-Dade County. Some of the most dangerous intersections and roads include:
If you encounter a dangerous intersection, drive with caution to prevent accidents.
It is impossible to completely control whether or not you get into a car accident, but there are some behaviors that can reduce your risk of an accident, including:
A: Some claim that the Pines Blvd & South Flamingo Rd intersection in Pembroke Pines, FL, is the most dangerous intersection in the whole state. According to State Farm, this intersection was once the most dangerous intersection in America. Some other dangerous intersections in South Florida include the Hialeah Garden Blvd & Okeechobee Rd intersection in Hialeah Gardens and the NE Second Ave & 36th Street intersection in Midtown Miami.
A: While Miami-Dade County has the most fatalities each year due to car accidents, the deadliest stretch of road in Florida is actually in Pasco County. The deadliest stretch of road in Florida is considered to be US-19 from San Marco Drive to Denton Avenue. Other deadly roads in Miami include exits 4-9 on I-95 and Northwest 181st Street to Polk Street on US-441. In general, roads and intersections with lots of traffic result in more fatalities than average.
A: In order of number of fatalities, the Florida highways with the most amount of accidents are:
Florida drivers face unique challenges due to the number of drivers that visit from out of state. They also have to deal with issues like outdated infrastructure, heavy rain, and distracted or impaired driving. If you have experienced an injury on the road due to another driver’s negligence, you might be able to recover damages.
A: House Bill 837 was recently signed into law in 2023. This Florida law affects your rights to file personal injury claims. Primarily, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases has been reduced from four years to two years. The law also prevents individuals who were at least 50% at fault from receiving any damages from an accident. If you have questions about how this new law affects your personal injury claim, speak with a Miami car accident attorney today.
There are strict time limits that could affect your options when filing a personal injury claim. To make sure you file a claim on time, schedule a consultation with Karen Callejo, an experienced car accident attorney who is fluent in Spanish. She takes cases from all around the Miami-Dade area from her office in Coral Gables. Contact Callejo Law today to learn more about what you can do after sustaining injuries in a car accident.
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