Located in Miami, Florida, Aronfeld Trial Lawyers represents injured car accident victims throughout South Florida, including Palm Beach, Broward, Miami, Aventura, Miami Beach, North Miami, Hialeah and Monroe County, as well as the rest of the State of Florida.
Our Miami car accident lawyers want to provide you with some important information regarding the many causes of car accident injuries. We want to help prevent accidents and minimize or eliminate the severity of injury.
Spencer Aronfeld is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and has successfully represented those injured from car crashes, motorcycles, bus crashes, truck crashes, pedestrian and bicycle accidents for over twenty years. We handle serious injury claims only, involving, for example, brain damage, broken bones, and death.
Some of Florida’s Leading Causes of Florida Car Accidents We Want You to Know
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Drunk Driving: According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Florida ranks 18th in the United States for drunk drivers with average annual fatalities of 770. Nearly 30% of all traffic deaths are due to drunk drivers and cost the State of Florida nearly $4 billion in state subsidies. The good news is that the number of DUI deaths have decreased by 13% from last year.
The best way to avoid an accident related to DUI is to never enter a car with someone you know has been drinking. If you see someone weaving through traffic or driving erratically avoid them at all costs.
Always Report Suspicious Driving to 911.
Florida Statute §319.193 defines “Driving Under the Influence (DUI)” as anyone who is driving under the influence of alcohol, chemical, controlled substances or who has an blood or breath alcohol level of .08 or above. The penalties are provided for in §316.193(2) and range from $500 to imprisonment or residential alcohol or drug treatment facilities. Even first offense DUI accidents involving property damage, serious bodily injury or death can result in prison time.
To read more about this topic, visit our blog: Florida Injury Lawyer Blog – Car Accidents