Broward County Car Accident Lawyer
The main cause of car accidents in Broward County is distracted driving
and failing to yield the right of way. However, distracted driving is
not just a county or state issue, but rather a nationwide problem. According
to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyday 9 people
are killed and more than 1,060 are injured due to distracted driving.
Distracted driving is any individual attempting to perform another task
behind the wheel. Although texting is one of the more dangerous forms
of distracted driving, it is not the only one. Examples include grooming
or applying makeup, eating or drinking, talking on the phone, and using
a navigation system.
Sadly, in addition to car accidents, distracted driving causes many bicycle,
pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents. Therefore, as a result of the increased
number of accidents due to distracted driving, the Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT) launched the “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow”
campaign in both Broward and Palm Beach counties. The campaign targets
the counties with the highest bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Broward
County ranks second in the state while Palm Beach County is 5th. The initiative
includes educating locals through messages provided on the television,
social media, billboards, and enforcement activities.
From the popular airboat Everglades tours to the world visited Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, it’s easy to understand why Broward
County is rapidly growing and has become a popular tourist destination.
Unfortunately, as the second most populous county in the entire state
of Florida, Broward County inevitably has traffic congestion and a large
amount of traffic accidents year round. In fact, the latest report by
the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles lists Broward County as
the second county with the most crashes in Florida.
Florida lawmakers have also taken initiative to help reduce distracted
vehicle driving due to texting. Starting October 1, 2013, texting will
be considered a secondary offense in Florida. In other words, the driver
must be pulled over for another violation, such as speeding or careless
driving. Florida will be the 41st state to impose a ban on texting while
driving, however the ban on texting varies from state to state.
Car Injury Attorneys in Broward County
The Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. is a personal injury firm
located in the city of Coral Springs in Broward County. The founding attorney,
Dan Cytryn has more than 3 decades of experience representing accident
victims for traffic accidents including auto accidents, motorcycle/moped
accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents.
In addition, Cytryn handles slip or trip and fall accidents, nursing home
abuse cases, and construction. Our
practice areas page provides a complete list of the types of cases we handle.
The firm has 4 personal injury attorneys, two of whom are bilingual, fluent
in both English and Spanish.
You will not pay anything unless we collect money for your case from the
insurance company or the at fault party.
If you are looking for an attorney to represent you for your injuries,
call us today at
(954) 833-1440 for your free consultation to find out the many different ways that we
can help you.