Fort Lauderdale Florida Auto Accident Attorneys
Fort Lauderdale is a major tourist destination known for its 23 miles of beautiful beaches – Fort Lauderdale Beach, boating, arts, culture and events. It was once the site of raucous spring break parties. According to data from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, in 2014, more than 14 million national and international travelers visited the area. Fort Lauderdale is conveniently located near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the nation’s third busiest cruise port – Port Everglades.
Fort Lauderdale is known for Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Mai-Kai Restaurant, Las Olas Boulevard, Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, Museum of Discovery and Science, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, International Swimming Hall of Fame, The Galleria Mall and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
In addition to numerous hotels, bars, restaurants, Fort Lauderdale is a major manufacturing and maintenance center for yachts. It has businesses from software technology to international trade, and is home to several Fortune 500 Companies, as well as, hundreds of service companies and retailers.
Fort Lauderdale is located among major thoroughfares such as SR A-1-A, US 1 (Federal Highway), Dixie Highway, I-95, I-595, 17th Street Causeway, Las Olas Boulevard, Sunrise Boulevard and Oakland Park Boulevard.
In 2015, Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES) reported that Fort Lauderdale had 18 fatalities and 3,072 injuries involving 5,004 vehicle crashes. FIRES shows that for the first two months of 2016, there have been 797 car crashes with 462 injuries and three fatalities. There have been 68 commercial vehicle crashes and 481 property damage crashes.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data (2014-2015) showed that Fort Lauderdale made the top 50 spots for fatal accidents in the U.S. for car fatalities per 100,000 people.
Ft. Lauderdale has experienced serious and deadly auto accidents involving hit and run drivers, a bicycle crash on Dixie Highway, rollovers, vehicle ejection by someone who was not wearing a seatbelt on I-95, collisions with vans and other commercial vehicles on Federal Highway, a pedestrian accident on Sunrise Boulevard, accidents as a result of bad weather, and an attempted lane dive on I-95’s express lane that lead to a fire crash.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida car accident, contact attorney Tami Wolfe online or call her at (954) 791-0477 for a FREE consultation.