South Florida car accident lawyer, Matthew Waring, crunched the numbers and it looks like its riskier than ever to be in a car in Deerfield Beach.
Car accidents are exceeding population growth:
While we don't have exact numbers regarding the amount of crashes and injuries in Deerfield Beach, we do know that the rate of traffic accidents in Broward County continues its upward trend. According to crash reports compiled by Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, approximately 2% of Broward County residents were involved in car accidents in 2015. By 2017, that percentage had increased to 2.13%. The increase in car accidents is triple the rate of the population growth in Broward County during the same period of time.
Looking at Deerfield Beach specifically, it looks like as many as 1,735 people may have been involved in car accidents in Deerfield Beach in 2017.
According to the crash data compiled by the State, approximately 60% of all accidents in Broward County result in injuries. If the statistics equally apply to Deerfield Beach car accidents, then as many as 1,040 Deerfield Beach motorists may have been injured in 2017 alone.
The data further shows that there are roughly 1,200 car accidents each day throughout Florida. That translates to at least six accidents per day in Deerfield Beach alone of which three to four people will be injured on average.
Here's how you can protect yourself:
With the increase in car accidents and overall risk to Deerfield Beach residents from car accidents, it is more important than ever for Deerfield Beach residents to purchase the additional uninsured motorist (UM) coverage on their insurance policies. As I discussed in my article titled “The Full Coverage Myth“, Florida does not require drivers to have bodily injury coverage meaning that many people on the road are underinsured. If you are one of the 60% of people who are injured after a car accident in Deerfield Beach, you will want to know that you have the best insurance coverage available for your recovery.
Waring Law is a personal injury law firm based in Southeast Boca Raton near Deerfield Beach. If you are a Deerfield Beach car accident victim and you have questions concerning your claim or your insurance coverages, call Waring Law for a free consulation at tel:(561)-382-6860 or fill out the contact form to speak with Matthew Waring.