Every year there are literally thousands of auto accidents and car collisions in Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County, and our surrounding communities. Over the past several years, the numbers of car wrecks have gone up and down year-to-year, but the average stays fairly constant. That staggering number throughout Florida annually is an average of 239,757 vehicle crashes (over the last five years).
Car Accident Injuries Are Daily Life in Car in Southwest Florida
According to the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, locally, the 5-year average of car accidents is the following:
- Lee County: 5,141 car accidents annually
- Collier County: 2,069 auto accidents per year
- Charlotte County: 1,247 car accidents per year
- Hendry County: 232 car wrecks per year
As you can see, throughout Southwest Florida, there are on average 167 car accidents per week. This staggering number only represents car accidents which are reported to law enforcement, so the number of auto collisions are actually higher than the reported figures.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents
While every car accident is different, there are many common threads which connect them. Driver negligence comes in many forms, but it is a certainty that almost every single vehicle collision is preventable through one simple, common sense, action: paying attention.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents include the following:
- driver inattention
- distracted drivers, i.e. texting and driving, talking on cell phone
- aggressive driving, e.g. speeding, tailgating, failing to yield, running a red light, fast lane changes, or blowing through a stop sign
- road rage
- driving under the influence
- tired drivers
There are many examples of common causes of car accidents, which are addressed in more detail in the Blog.
Fort Myers Accident Lawyer Represents the Injured in Car Accidents Throughout Southwest Florida
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Experienced accident lawyer Fort Myers David Harris knows car accidents of every type, our local roads throughout Southwest Florida, and importantly, how damaging car accidents can change lives of good people. David is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator with focus, drive, and determination to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.
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