South Florida Car Accident Statistics

August 16, 2012

 car accidentAuto accidents happen every day in Florida. In fact, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there was an average of nearly 800 accidents per day in Florida in 2012. Many of these accidents occurred in South Florida, resulting in thousands of injuries and sadly, in fatalities as well. If you or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident in Miami, Boca Raton or anywhere in South Florida and the accident was due to someone else’s negligence, contact a car accident lawyer in Boca Raton at Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. We can provide legal counsel to help guide you through this difficult time and help get you on the road to recovery.


Annual Statistics by County

Each year the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles publishes a Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report detailing accident statistics for each county in Florida. The most recent data available (2012) reveals a large number of accidents, injuries and deaths in South Florida in particular.

In Florida’s 67 counties, there was a total of 281,340 crashes. Of those crashes, 98,695 of them occurred in just 3 counties in South Florida (Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties). That’s about a third of all the crashes in the state.


Broward County (2012)

  • 31,151 total crashes
  • 21,348 injuries
  • 182 fatalities


Miami-Dade County (2012)

  • 50,818 total crashes
  • 29,551 injuries
  • 233 fatalities


Palm Beach County (2012)

  • 16,726 total crashes
  • 12,156 injuries
  • 131 fatalities


Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Boca Raton

Accidents in South Florida are not only common, but also leave victims with serious and sometimes fatal injuries. At Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L., our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you through this difficult time. From helping you get medical treatment to helping you seek compensation, we can provide the legal guidance and support you need to achieve the best possible outcome after an accident. Based on the circumstances of your accident, we can seek compensation for your injuries including medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. In the event you lost a loved one in the accident, we can also seek compensation with a wrongful death lawsuit. If you choose us to represent you, we will do everything we can to protect your best interest and help you recover. Contact us today for a free consultation. You will not be responsible for any legal fees or costs unless we are successful in your case.

Ruben E. Socarras, Esq., managing member of the firm that is based in Boca Raton, Florida, is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney focusing his practice in the areas civil litigation, wrongful death, catastrophic and personal injury law, among other areas of law. The AV® Preeminent™ designation is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating based on a legal professional’s skills and ethics. Please contact our firm today for more information about how we can assist you with your accident or injury case at 561-361-1000, or via email at Please visit our website at


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