The area in Miami-Dade County, Florida that we currently know as Kendall, was purchased and developed by the Florida Land and Mortgage Company in 1883. Originally called Rockdale, it was renamed after Henry John Broughton Kendall, a managing director of the Florida Land and Mortgage Company who moved to the newly acquired area in the early 1900’s. Although purchased, the land itself was not yet approved for homesteading—utilizing the land for methods to achieve self-sufficiency (ie: subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, crafts, production of textiles and clothing)—and resulted in stagnant growth. To provide more of an accurate representation of just how slow the development of this area was, it wasn’t until 1914 that the first Post Office was established and an additional 15 years later that the first school was built (1929). Since 1929, Kendall continues to grow both in population and industry.
According to a 2010 census report, Kendall’s population has exceeded 75,000 people; over fifty percent of which claim that Spanish is their first language. With an extremely diverse Latin American population, Kendall attracts a variety of visitors from both within the United States and abroad. As indicated by a 2010 Census Report, Kendall, Florida is located in the top 10-25% in percentage of Cuban, Colombian, Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian residents in a given populace in the United States. Kendall’s rich cultural hotbed has become virtually synonymous with Latina American ideals, food, and in some cases, ancestry, enabling a unique cultural connection to thrive in an otherwise metropolitan city.
Although Kendall is a prime example of a Latin American melting pot, this does not excuse the fact that it is one of the most dangerous places to drive in the South Florida area. According to a Miami New Times article published in 2012, Kendall is home to six of the ten most dangerous intersections in Florida’s most accident-prone county (Miami-Dade County). These intersections include (listed in ranked descending order): 1st) SW 137 Ave. / SW 152 St., Kendall, FL, 2nd) SW 117 Ave. / SW 152 St., Kendall, FL, 4th) SW 137 Ave. / SW 56 St., Kendall, FL, 5th) SW 117 Ave. / SW 72 St., Kendall, FL, 8th) SW 137 Ave. / SW 88 St., Kendall, FL, and 10th) SW 107 Ave. / SW 72 St., Kendall, FL. According to the article, from 2006 to 2008, these accounted for 2388 car accidents.
Taking these incredible statistics into account, it is imperative that one takes all appropriate safety precautions when operating a motor vehicle.
If you, a family member, friend, coworker, employee or neighbor is injured in a traffic accident in Kendall, the experienced lawyers at Aronfeld Trial Lawyers will do all they can to assist and promise to fight for your legal rights. Our law firm takes enormous pride in providing legal services to our clients by attacking each case with diligence, and by treating our clients with the utmost respect and dignity. We are a family oriented law firm and take special interest in representing children who have been hurt in car, motorcycle, bicycle and truck accidents in Kendall. On behalf of our entire legal team, it would be an honor to represent you. Please contact us today for a free initial consultation regarding your claim.