The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration last week announced that I-95, the interstate that runs through Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, is the deadliest road in the country. It is estimated that fatal accidents occurred at a rate of 1.73 per mile on the entire 382-mile freeway from 2004-2008. But even though that number is alarmingly high, it would appear that deaths related to car accidents are falling since 2005. In 2005, 599 people died on all Miami-Dade and Broward roads, but that number dropped to 499 by 2008. Statewide, 3,533 people died in fatal car accidents in 2005, a number that dropped to 2,982 in 2008.
The car and truck accident attorneys of Gamba & Lombana have experience in trying cases where drivers and passengers suffer injuries because of the negligence and carelessness of others. The ongoing public awareness campaign that looks to curb the dangerous practice of text messaging while driving has certainly helped to make the roads safer, but accidents by reckless, intoxicated or distracted drivers still can cause fatalities.
Contact the attorneys at Gamba & Lombana so that their experienced attorneys can review the particular details of your case.