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Number of Broward County and Palm Beach County Traffic Deaths Drop in 2009

According to a report issued by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2009, the number of Palm Beach County traffic deaths went down 30% from 2008, while the number of Broward County traffic fatalities dropped 20%. More 2009 Traffic Statistics from the Report: • 151 Palm Beach County traffic fatalities • 189 Broward County traffic deaths • 2,563 Florida traffic deaths in 2009 (down from the 2,983 traffic fatalities from the year before) • Traffic deaths in Broward County have been dropping since 2005 • 153 Florida teen driver-related deaths (193 fatalities in 2008) Our Miami car accident lawyers are always happy to hear about any decline in traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths. That said, if you or someone you love was injured in a Broward County car crash or a Palm Beach County motor vehicle collision, it is important that you explore your legal options right away. Also, there is more good news in terms of declining South Florida traffic deaths. Two years after the state launched a safety campaign to decrease the number of Florida motorcycle fatalities, these efforts are continuing to pay off. In 2009: • Florida motorcycle deaths dropped 24% • Broward County motorcycle fatalities involving passengers and drivers saw a 38% drop • Palm Beach County motorcycle deaths declined by 47% • There are 30,990 registered Palm Beach County motorcyclists • There are 44,349 registered Broward, County Florida motorcyclists Traffic injuries can be life-altering for the victim and his/her family. While Florida’s Personal Injury Protection provides some coverage, it may not take care of expenses that can be incurred from living with a permanent traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury, or another type of catastrophic injury, as well as cover any loss of income and/or benefits that a person would have earned if only he/she would have been able to keep working. We know that no amount of money financial recovery can make up for losing your loved one but it can provide some relief for damages, injuries, losses, and expenses. raffic fatalities in Palm Beach, Broward counties drop, Sun-Sentinel, July 15, 2010 South Florida motorcycle deaths down after more than a decade of increases, Sun-Sentinel, July 14, 2010 Related Web Resources: Florida Department of Transportation Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

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