September is Pain Awareness Month, and the International Association on the Study of Pain (IASP) is working to further research and social awareness of this sometimes-debilitating condition. For many people in Homestead and across Florida, chronic pain begins after a serious event such as a car crash.
Hallandale Beach car collisions can easily lead to head injuries because of the force of impact. It can take months or years to recover from a traumatic brain injury sustained in a traffic collision and the healing process can require complex and expensive medical treatment. For some patients, their injuries prove permanent or even fatal.
During lockdowns, there were fewer cars and trucks on the roads. We might think this would cause fewer collisions, but in fact the opposite is true. The National Safety Council reported a 14% jump in fatal car collisions nationwide in 2020 and a sharp increase in commercial truck crashes, too.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there have been 5949 bicycle accidents reported in Florida so far this year, and 602 in Broward County alone. So far, there have been 163 fatalities from these collisions across the state. Unfortunately, Florida has the distinction of having one of the highest bicycle collision fatality rates in the country, and each year riders in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas are seriously injured or killed when their bikes collide with cars.
In Broward County, trucks are essential for commerce. They deliver goods to stores and businesses across the region and make deliveries to customers, too. Moving trucks, tanker trucks headed for construction sites, and large big rigs delivering shipments to stores are on the roads every day. While most trucks make their deliveries safely, the size of these trucks can lead to disastrous collisions.
If you have been in a collision with an 18-wheeler, big rig, or any commercial truck, you may have sustained serious injuries. A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh over 80,000 pounds and in a crash with a smaller passenger car, the occupants of the smaller car are at risk of catastrophic injury.
Each year, residents of Coral Gables and other South Florida communities contact the team at Flaxman Law Group after suffering serious injuries in car collisions involving tankers. Unfortunately, these crashes can cause serious and even permanent injury, and sometimes survivors have a challenging time getting a fair settlement from insurance companies unless they file a claim.
Tankers and trucks carry many types of cargo, but when drivers are transporting dangerous goods, they have a special obligation to act reasonably to prevent injuries. If you find a truck or car collision on your Hollywood property has caused a hazardous spill of materials, you and your household could be at risk and your property may be seriously damaged.
If you find yourself in this situation, contact a Hollywood car collision injuries attorney for a case consultation.
You don’t have to be in a car to suffer serious injuries in a car collision in Hollywood. Each year, people across South Florida are seriously injured or experience significant property damage when a vehicle crashes into their home or business.
In some cases, drivers are not paying attention or are impaired when they leave the roadway, jump over the sidewalk, and plow into private property. While homes and businesses close to the road are at risk, virtually anyone can suffer property damage in this type of collision.
Rideshare services are part of the gig economy, allowing virtually any driver to use their car to give paying passengers a lift to the airport, grocery store, or home. Rideshare services allow people to make extra money on the side and also allow passengers to get fast drives that sometimes cost less than a taxi.
Common Rideshare Injuries
While rideshare has many benefits, each year people are injured or killed in rideshare accidents. In fact, about 1000 collisions a day are linked to rideshare, according to some research.
Suffering injuries such as fractures or a concussion after a car collision can be devastating. In addition to suffering personal injuries, some survivors of car collisions in Key West also suffer property damage, and it can be challenging to seek recovery for this type of damage in some cases.