Miami-Dade County has more car accidents than any other Florida county. Even after adjusting for population, Miami-Dade is one of the most dangerous counties for commuters in the entire country.
But these crashes do not occur uniformly across the county. Only about 6% of the county’s traffic crashes happen in Aventura, FL. And in this small town, most traffic accidents happen on only two roads.
If you’ve been injured in a collision, contact Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers to speak with an experienced Aventura personal injury attorney. Contact us at (305) 937-0191.
How Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident in Aventura, FL
Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers was founded over 16 years ago to provide legal services to accident victims in Aventura, Florida. Over that time, our Aventura car accident lawyers have won or settled cases worth hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients.
We can help after your car accident by providing the following:
- A free consultation to discuss your injuries and the compensation you can seek for them
- A team with over 100 years of combined legal experience fighting insurers and at-fault parties
- Representation for a contingency fee so you do not pay until we win or settle your case
A car accident injury can require costly treatment while disabling you from earning a living. Contact Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation to discuss the compensation we can pursue after your crash.
How Many Traffic Accidents Happen in Aventura, Florida?
Miami-Dade County, home to Aventura, had 63,506 traffic accidents in 2022.
These accidents included:
- 918 bicycle accidents
- 1,198 motorcycle accidents
- 1,792 pedestrian accidents
In total, these accidents killed or injured over 29,000 people.
Aventura only has a population of 39,237, roughly 1.5% of the people in Miami-Dade County. But according to the Florida Traffic Safety Dashboard, the city had 1,760 traffic accident victims, or roughly 6.1% of the county’s traffic injuries and fatalities. This means Aventura had over four times more crash casualties than it should have had based on its share of the county’s population.
On the other hand, most Aventura traffic accidents in 2022 were relatively minor. These crashes caused zero fatalities and only 17 incapacitating injuries.
How, When, and Where Car Accidents Happen in Aventura
Traffic planners and law enforcement agencies use Aventura car accident statistics to determine how to improve road safety by:
- Redesigning dangerous roads and intersections
- Focusing traffic enforcement on certain behaviors
- Providing alternate routes for cyclists and pedestrians around crash hotspots
Drivers also use crash statistics to plan routes. According to the Urban Mobility Report, commuters in the Miami metropolitan area waste 27 hours per year waiting in traffic. Bear in mind this time is not the average commute. It is the time every Miami commuter spends stuck in traffic due to traffic jams and car accidents.
Dangerous Times to Drive
Most serious car crashes happen on weekdays, according to the Florida Traffic Safety Dashboard. In 2022, only about 6% of serious traffic crashes happened on weekends, while the remaining 94% happened on weekdays.
More specifically, Mondays and Fridays were very dangerous. Each of these days accounted for over 29% of serious crashes in Aventura, even though each day only accounts for 14% of a week. Thus, Aventura had over twice as many serious crashes as they should have on Mondays and Fridays.
Unlike many cities, Aventura’s most dangerous commute was during the morning rather than the afternoon. In 2022, 47% of serious accidents happened during the morning commute, while only 12% happened during the afternoon commute. The rest were scattered throughout the day.
Aventura’s car accidents also stand out because of their causes. In most communities, crashes tend to cluster at intersections. But according to the Florida Traffic Safety Dashboard, Aventura had zero serious crashes at intersections in 2022. Instead, crashes tended to happen on highways and roads between intersections.
Non-intersection accidents tend to happen due to the following:
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe lane changes
The accidents resulting from these causes tend to involve rear-end or sideswipe collisions. They can lead to serious injuries like whiplash and concussions but rarely cause fatal injuries.
The liability for roadway collisions usually falls on the driver who approached the other vehicle too closely. For example, in a rear-end crash, the liability usually falls on the rear driver for failing to leave enough following distance.
Roads and Intersections to Avoid in Aventura
According to the Florida Traffic Safety Dashboard, Aventura car accidents cluster in four hotspots. The first is on US-1 between the northern county line and NE 203rd St. The second falls on US-1 at the three entrances to the Aventura Mall. The third happens just south of the intersection between US-1 and FL-856/William Lehman Causeway.
The final hotspot is the only one that does not fall on US-1. It is on FL-856/William Lehman Causeway just east of Country Club Dr.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Aventura Car Accident Attorneys If You Need Assistance
Despite the trends revealed by car accident statistics, a collision can happen anywhere at any time. Contact Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your crash injuries and the compensation you can pursue.