Pembroke Pines is located in Broward County, Florida. It is often referred to as “The Pines” and is home to over 150,000. The motto of The Pines is “Join Us and Progress with Us.” Pembroke Pines has been recognized as one of the best places to live by a number of national organizations.
The city’s growth surged after Hurricane Andrew ravaged much of South Florida in 1992. Many Miami-Dade residents sought refuge in Broward County and particularly in the Pines. The sudden influx of families caused the City of Pembroke Pines to be designated one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Pembroke Pines is located just east of The Everglades, south of Hollywood, Cooper City and Southwest Ranches, west of Hollywood and north of Miramar. The area of Pembroke Pines west of I-75 is commonly referred to as West Pines. Pembroke Pines has a significant Jamaican population and is the current residence of rapper Rick Ross.
Traffic safety in Florida is very important to our Pembroke Pines injury lawyers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of traffic fatalities in Florida have steadily decreased since 2005 as well as the number of passenger fatalities per accident. In 2009 there were over 33,000 car crash deaths in the United States and 2,558 occurred in Florida. Thirty-eight percent of car accident deaths in Florida involved alcohol consumption where the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeded .08.
Statistics also reveal that Florida Motorcycle deaths are higher in accidents involve un-helmeted drivers. Despite them not being required by Florida law, our Pembroke Pines motorcycle injury lawyers strongly recommend that all Florida Motorcyclists and their passengers wear approved helmets at all times. The majority of motorcycle deaths in Florida involve people 40-49 years old. We understand that a car or motorcycle crash can have devastating long term effects on the injured and their families. We work closely with our clients to represent their legal needs and obtain the compensation they are entitled to for lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, vocational therapy, physical therapy, surgery and scar revision.