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If you have been injured in a car accident in Florida, you may be able to file a lawsuit for damages.
By Osborne & Francis
December 20, 2023

Most Dangerous Roads in Florida

If you have been involved in a car accident on one of Florida’s most dangerous roads, a car accident attorney can help you pursue a lawsuit for damages. 

Florida is known to have several dangerous roads. In fact, some of the most dangerous roads in the United States are in Florida. Car accidents are a known risk of using public roadways. However, you still deserve to be safe from others on the road. 

If you have been injured on one of Florida’s dangerous roads at no fault of your own, you may be able to bring a lawsuit for financial compensation. A lawsuit for damages can help you gain the financial means you need to heal in peace and to pay for your general living expenses like rent. 

An experienced car accident attorney can help you pursue a lawsuit for financial compensation. If you have been involved in a traffic accident in Florida, contact the team at Osborne & Francis online or by calling us at (561) 293-2600. We are happy to provide you with a no-cost consultation. 

What Damages are Available for a Car Accident Lawsuit? 

“Damages" refer to the monetary compensation awarded to a person (plaintiff) who has suffered harm or loss due to the wrongful act of another party (defendant). Damages are a legal remedy designed to compensate the injured party for the harm or losses they have experienced. 

The damages available in a car accident lawsuit can vary depending on the circumstances of the case, the severity of injuries, and the laws of the jurisdiction. Damages available after a car accident may include: 

  • Medical expenses: This type of damages includes the cost of medical treatment, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and other related medical expenses.
  • Property Damage: If your property was damaged in the accident, you may be able to recover the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged vehicle or the property that was in the vehicle. 
  • Lost Wages: If the accident results in your inability to work, you may be entitled to compensation for the income you would have earned during that time.
  • Pain and Suffering: This includes compensation for physical pain and emotional distress resulting from the accident and injuries.
  • Wrongful death: A wrongful death suit in the context of a car accident is a legal action brought by the surviving family members. Family members may be able to recover the costs of funeral or burial expenses. 

Remember that each jurisdiction has its own laws regarding damages, and the specific circumstances of the case will influence the types and amounts of damages that may be awarded. Additionally, insurance coverage and policy limits may impact the amount of compensation available.

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, a lawsuit may be filed, and damages will be determined by a court if the case goes to trial. Consulting with a personal injury attorney is advisable to understand the specific laws in your jurisdiction and to navigate the legal process effectively.

If you or someone you know has been involved in or injured in a car accident in Florida, you may be able to bring a lawsuit for damages. Contact the car accident attorneys at Osborne & Francis online or by (561) 293-2600. We are standing by to listen to you and help you begin the legal process. 

What Is the Most Dangerous Road in Florida? 

It is challenging to definitively identify the single most dangerous road in Florida. Road safety conditions can change, and data may be subject to updates. Additionally, different criteria, such as the number of accidents, fatalities, or specific safety concerns, could be used to assess the danger level of a road.

Historically, some roads in Florida have been associated with higher accident rates than others

The presence of commercial vehicles on these roads also contributes to hazardous road conditions. Three roads in Florida that are usually considered among the most dangerous are: 

  • Interstate 95: I-95 is a major north-south interstate highway in Florida and runs along the east coast of the state. Due to its high traffic volume, congestion, and the mix of local and long-distance traffic, it has been associated with a relatively higher number of accidents.
  • Route 1: US-1 is a major north-south highway that runs along the eastern coast of Florida. It passes through various urban areas, and its heavy traffic can contribute to accident risks.
  • Interstate 4: (I-4) in Florida has been associated with safety concerns and has been considered one of the more challenging highways in terms of traffic congestion and accident rates. 

While there is no one most dangerous road in Florida, it is important to be aware of road conditions and potential hazards. 

Road safety conditions can change, and it's crucial to stay informed about current conditions. Local traffic authorities and transportation departments often compile and publish statistics on accidents, injuries, and fatalities, which can provide insights into the safety conditions of specific roads. 

An experienced car accident attorney can help you begin the process of achieving justice after you have been involved in a car accident. Even on roads that are known to be more dangerous, you deserve to drive in safety and without fear of injury. An attorney can help you hold the parties responsible for your injury accountable

Florida: Dangerous Roads

There are unique factors that contribute to the dangers of Florida roadways. Dangerous roads in Florida may be caused by: 

  • Poor weather: Tropical storms, hurricanes, and poor ocean conditions can cause dangerous driving conditions, and other drivers can often disregard road rules in such instances.
  • Ocean bridges: Ocean bridges are a traffic issue unique to Florida–they are large bridges that span bodies of water or connect land masses across open seas. They can be challenging for inexperienced drivers and multi-car accidents on these bridges can cause significant traffic delays. 
  • Tourists and snowbirds: Tourists and snowbirds are not always confident about where they are going. That makes them extra cautious and more prone to making unexpected decisions.

Note that road safety is influenced by various factors, including weather conditions, driver behavior, and ongoing infrastructure improvements. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and local law enforcement agencies regularly assess and address safety concerns on roadways.

A car accident attorney can provide valuable assistance and support in various ways if you've been involved in a car accident. Your attorney can help you by providing legal guidance, communicating with insurance companies, filing important court documents, and representing you in court. 

If you have been involved in a car accident, consulting with a qualified car accident attorney can be crucial to protecting your rights and maximizing your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney 

Car accident litigation can be challenging. You deserve an attorney who will handle your case diligently from beginning to end. 

The attorneys at Osborne & Francis have years of experience in litigating car accident issues in the State of Florida. We have achieved many victories for our clients including a $7.5 million dollar award to a man who was rear-ended by a commercial truck. 

Contact our helpful associates online or by calling our offices at (561) 293-2600. We are standing by to provide you with a no-cost consultation and to help you take the first step toward justice. 

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