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With 2020 already well underway, it can be helpful to review fatal car accident statistics from previous years as a way of comparing trends. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (FLHSMV) Crash Dashboard for 2018, there were 64,627 collisions in Miami-Dade County, killing 293 victims. The data for 2019 indicates a drop in the number of total accidents, down to 64,495; however, the number of fatalities was higher, as 335. So far this year, 29 people have been killed in 5,915 crashes. 

A fatal auto collision involves implications that extend far beyond the loss of life. Surviving loved ones lost a family member, often one they depended upon for financial support, care, and guidance. In such situations, it is important to discuss your rights with a Miami car accidents attorney. You can also review some fatal auto crash statistics to understand just how common these tragedies are.

Fatal Crashes in Miami and the Rest of Florida

lucija-ros-FzQiiLqcRtE-unsplash-copy-300x200Broken bones, cuts, abrasions, and burns are some of the most common injuries in a Miami auto crash, and they are certainly among the most obvious. However, there are other forms of trauma that can be just as devastating, but not as noticeable. Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries serve as examples, particularly since you may not even be aware that you were hurt until long after the collision. Under the circumstances, you may face challenges in recovering compensation from an insurance company. It is difficult to persuade an insurance adjuster that you deserve monetary damages for whiplash when the harm is seemingly invisible. 

Still, because you could experience long-term health effects and complications, you should not give up on your claim for damages. Instead, you should retain a Miami car accidents attorney who can help with the legal hurdles.

Whiplash Often Involves Delayed Symptoms

Jarrod M. Branscum, 22, was killed on Seven Mile Bridge after being struck head on in his vehicle. Branscum was driving north in a 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer around 1:45 a.m. Emily Andrefsky, 33, was driving south in her 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe when she crossed into on-coming traffic. The head-on crash caused Branscum to die at the scene. Andrefsky was flown to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol and charges are pending against Andrefsky.

Unfortunately, head-on collisions such as this are all too common, and they often cause serious injuries and fatalities. If you lost a loved one in a front collision, contact a Miami car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905.

Head-On Crashes