Florida Motor Vehicle Accident Overview
According to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are an average of 770 motor vehicle accidents on Florida streets and highways every day. If you think about it for a moment, this is an astonishing figure. Over 700 accidents every day in Florida involve some type of motorized vehicle. In 2012, 2,255 people were killed and 198,032 people suffered some type of injury in Florida motor vehicle accidents and chances are better than average that you or someone you know was killed or injured in an accident that year.
If you or someone you care for has been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Florida, call Florida motor vehicle accident lawyer James O. Cunningham at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587)!
Types of Florida Motor Vehicle Accidents
In 2012, there were over 250,000 accidents involving some type of motor vehicle in Florida. Here are some statistics from 2012 that break these accidents down by vehicle type and type of accident:
- Car Accidents
There were 281,340 car accidents on Florida streets and highways that year, which is a 23.40% increase from 2011.
- Truck Accidents
Semi truck accidents often result in death or very serious injuries for anyone hit by a semi-trailer and the DHSMV reported 3,563 Florida truck accidents that year.
- Motorcycle Accidents
The state reports that 9,384 motorcycle accidents resulted in 425 motorcyclists killed and 7,809 injured.
- Pedestrian Accidents
In 8,258 Florida pedestrian accidents, 473 pedestrians were killed and 7,413 were injured.
- Hit-and-Run Accidents
Florida consistently has the third-highest rate of hit-and-run accidents each year, with a shocking 70,000 in 2012.
- Drunk Driver Accidents
There were 17,258 alcohol-related crashes that resulted in 805 people killed and 12,066 people injured in drunk driver accidents.
- Bus Accidents
Out of the 5,331 bus accidents that occured in Florida, 154 people were injured, 1 fatally.
- SUV Rollovers
There were 46,030 Florida SUV rollover accidents, causing injuries to 11,079 people that injured 11,079, and killed 158.
Types of Common Vehicle Accidents
Recently, Mr. Cunningham represented a 49-year-old pastor who was rearended by a pick-up truck. The victim was airlifted from the accident scene to a hospital and released the following day without restrictions.
Six weeks after the car accident, he developed a change in speech and motor skills. Diagnostic testing revealed he was suffering from a delayed onset subdural hematoma. Thirty days before trial, Mr. Cunningham successfully negotiated a $3.75 million settlement to cover his client's medical bills, lost wages and rehabilitation costs.
For over three decades, Florida motor vehicle accident lawyer James O. Cunningham has successfully represented motor vehicle accident victims. If you or someone you care for has been injured in an accident, call Florida personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to schedule a free consultation.
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