Car Accidents

Attorneys Jeremy Dover and Victor Demesmin Jr. practice law regarding car accidents in Florida. We primarily represent accident victims in these crashes. Below you’ll find facts about car accidents, tips on staying safe while driving in Florida, information on what to do if you’ve been in a car accident in Florida, what you need to do to recover damages in court in Florida, and of course how personal injury attorneys Jeremy Dover and Victor Demesmin Jr. can help you recover damages in court if you’ve been in a car accident in Florida.

Nearly everyone has been behind the wheel in their life, and many people drive daily. In fact, a typical driver spends about 38,000 hours behind the wheel in their lifetime, and that number continually climbs each year. The time we spend in our cars based on that information may seem unbelievable, but the driving population in the United States also continually gets larger. The estimated driving population in the US is around 230 million. So with that many people on the road; especially, here in Florida, it is not shocking that car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and, in severe cases, death.


Nearly 6.7 million people die in road crashes each year in the United States. On average, that’s about 3,700 deaths a day. Road traffic crashes are the number 1 cause of non-natural deaths in the USA. Road crashes cost about 3.2 billion dollars a year in Florida. The amount of people that die in road crashes each year because of the negligence of other drivers is crazy. Some contributing factors to those stats are the lack of experience and knowledge of young drivers which leads to more negligent injuries. Not to mention speeding, drunk driving, distractions, and more. 

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Now, we here in South Florida, including those of us in Miami-Dade, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, all love our sunny beaches, wonderful weather, and great atmosphere, but so does everyone else, which results in a huge population, with both local and tourist alike that flooding our roads with passenger cars. The question then becomes, “what can you do to ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers when on these packed South Florida roads?” Many car accidents and the resulting injuries are predictable and preventable! When driving on the road in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, or any road for that matter, make sure to take note of the following tools to help you stay safe.


Raising awareness of, legislating and enforcing laws governing speed limits, alcohol impairment, seat-belt use, child restraints and safety helmets.


Formulating and implementing transport and land-use policies that promote safer and more efficient trips; encouraging the use of safer modes of travel, such as public transport; and incorporating injury prevention measures into traffic management and road design.


Making vehicles more protective and visible for occupants, pedestrians and cyclists; using daytime running lights, high-mounted brake lights and reflective materials on cycles, carts, rickshaws and other non-motorized forms of transport.

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What to do if you've been in a car accident: 

Sometimes, collisions, auto accidents, and the resulting injuries and damages are unavoidable. The average person will experience an auto collision once every 18 years roughly. So, when an accident does happen, contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney that both cares about you and your family and will provide zealous representation to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries as a result of this auto accident.

What do you need to do to recover money after a car accident in Florida?

There are three things that are necessary when seeking monetary recovery after an auto accident:


1. There needs to be damages and or injuries (commonly including neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, leg pain, whiplash, broken bones, internal damage, pain and suffering, and again, in severe cases, traumatic brain injuries or even wrongful death).


2. The other party needs to be at fault, or at least, more at fault than yourself.


3. There needs to be coverage (Please feel free to read our other post providing detailed information on insurance coverage in Florida, including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County).    


Right after an auto accident, be sure to leave your car and make sure everyone is alright and safe. Remember to always contact the police and/or law enforcement as they are there to help and will assist in helping bring your case to a clear resolution later. 


Contact us at Demesmin and Dover PLLC regarding your personal injury claim after a car accident. Our attorneys handle your case with care because you are our people and we take it personally. Call now for a free consultation and let the best personal injury attorneys around help you! 
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