Heatwaves and climate change have been in the news lately, and while Islamorada and other South Florida communities are hardly strangers to high temperatures, this is a good time to review the link between hot temperatures and car accidents and to discuss ways to lower your risk of crashes, no matter what weather you’re driving in.
Car accidents in North Miami and across South Florida can lead to many kinds of injuries, including back injuries, fractures, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, and more. One of the most emotionally difficult injuries to sustain can be scarring and disfigurement.
While it can be dismissed by insurance companies as largely “cosmetic,” scarring can have a profound impact on a car crash survivor’s life and it’s important that we take this injury seriously.
Many car and truck accidents result in pain and injuries. For some survivors, however, pain doesn’t go away easily. In situations where pain after an injury lasts for months after it was expected to subside, it is called chronic pain and it’s a serious medical condition which can be life-altering for sufferers.
For many people in North Miami Beach and South Florida, living with chronic pain can affect their ability to enjoy everyday activities, go to work, or even care for themselves.
In Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties, car accidents happen every day. They have many possible reasons, but many people overlook litter and debris as a cause of crashes. While litter can be unsightly on South Florida roads, it can also pose a danger to drivers. Driving over larger pieces of debris can cause drivers to lose control, and motorists can also get into a collision if they swerve to avoid an item on the road.
In addition, debris on the road can be large enough to block traffic or sharp enough to puncture tires, leading to crashes. For smaller vehicles, such as bicycles and motorcycles, debris can be especially dangerous, since even small debris can cause these vehicles to lose control. Some forms of spills on the road, such as chemical spills, can lead to exposure and even fires.
If you have been in a traffic accident in Fort Lauderdale, determining the cause is important if you want to find out who the liable parties and need to decide whether you have a legal claim to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. Unfortunately, it can be challenging for most drivers to figure out the cause of their accident for a few reasons:
Miami is a hotspot for vintage, classic, and historic cars. Florida residents love collecting cars from decades past and with no ice and snow, the state is the ideal place to enjoy a beautiful collector car.
Any car accident in Miami can be traumatic, but it can especially daunting when it involves a one-of-a-kind vintage or historic car. The process of making a collector car insurance claim can also be daunting. Fortunately, Flaxman Law Group is here to help.
At this time of year in Broward County, many residents are traveling to see family and friends for the holiday. This can create added congestion and a heightened risk of traffic accidents.
If you’re in a side-swipe or rear-end collision in Miami, you may sustain what are known as short-term injuries. These are injuries which may last for a short period of time and you are expected to fully recover. Your insurance company may call your injuries short-term or mild injuries if you have sustained a fracture, contusions, soft tissue injuries.
The trouble with short-term injuries is that they can still be debilitating and can end up lasting longer than expected. A bone fracture, for example, may take longer to heal that expected or an open wound may get infected, delaying a patient’s return to work.
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.
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.