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Miami Sees Rise In Car Accidents During Covid-19

Miami Car Accidents Spike During the Coronavirus Pandemic

You might think that Florida’s stay at home orders, along with many of us working remotely and socially distancing, would cause a drop in the number of car accidents in Miami and South Florida.  But that’s not what the data shows.  Even with fewer cars on the road during the coronavirus pandemic, there has still been a large number of significant car accidents reported in Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida.

How Many Car Accidents Have There Been in Miami During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Initially, the number of reported Miami car accidents appeared to drop since January 2020. However, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles recorded a spike in car accidents during April and May.  From March to June of 2020, there were 10,558 car accidents in Miami Dade County and 75,869 throughout the entire State.

Why Have There Been So Many Car Accidents During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and State law enforcement have noticed a trend: motorists ignoring traffic control devices and speeding due to less traffic.  With fewer cars on the roads, drivers are seemingly speeding and operating their vehicles more aggressively.  Regrettably, this appears to be leading to serious and fatal car accidents in Miami and South Florida. click Here

Florida and Miami Dade County are not the only areas experiencing a rise in fatal car crashes and accidents. The surge of fatal car crashes has been noted across the country click here . With fewer vehicles on the road, drivers across our nation believe they can drive faster and more aggressively.

Unfortunately, this leads to more severe automobile accidents and collisions.  Which in turn causes people to suffer more serious and devasting injuries. Speeding, aggressive driving, and distracted driving are the leading causes of serious and catastrophic automobile collisions click here

Contact Us if You Were in a Car Accident

Lawyers at Viñas & DeLuca have been handling automobile and trucking accident cases in Miami, Broward, Palm Beach, and throughout Florida for many years.  We have helped many Floridians obtain recoveries in excess of one million dollars in cases involving car, truck, and commercial vehicle accidents.

If you or a loved one is considering making a claim related to a car accident that happened in Florida, contact Viñas & DeLuca now.  All consultations are free and confidential, and we are available 24/7/365 to meet or confer with you regarding your potential case.  You can reach attorneys at Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC by calling (305) 372-3650.  You can also chat with us online or complete our Free Case Evaluation Form and we will contact you.