November 8, 2010

Too Many Fatal Car Accidents Caused by Sleepy Drivers

As personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, specializing in representing victims of serious car accidents, we are alarmed at the results of a AAA study which showed that more than sixteen percent of car accidents resulting in wrongful deaths, were caused by tired drivers. The study also found that one in eight car accidents in which someone went to the hospital also involved an overly tired driver.

The AAA study evaluated crash data for the 10 year period ending in 2008. According to medical professionals, sleepy drivers, even those not falling asleep, have impaired judgment and difficulty remembering where they are driving, causing greater driver distraction.

Incredibly, the National Sleep Foundation reported that 58 percent of Americans admitted to driving while drowsy. Most experts compare driving while overly tired to the effects of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

November 2, 2010

Car Accidents On I-595 In Fort Lauderdale Increase

Considering our personal injury law office is located along the I-595 corridor in western Broward County, running along the cities of Davie, Plantation and Weston, we know too well that car accidents have increased due to the ongoing construction. While the final results of the 595 construction will hopefully make life easier, for the next four years drivers will be faced with narrow lanes and ever changing traffic conditions, which certainly will cause more accidents and traffic problems.

According to statistics, car accidents along I-595 have increased more than 10 percent over the past few months, compared to the same time period last year. Thankfully, for those concerned about traffic delays, a Rapid Incident Scene Clearance program was implemented which provides bonuses for towing companies that are able to clear accidents in less than an hour and a half.

The only advise we can give to our fellow West Broward drivers is to be extra aware of your surroundings and be patient, we all have a long road ahead of us.