Aventura is 17 miles north of Miami and is home to the fifth largest mall in the United States—the Aventura Mall. The city is part of the Miami metropolitan area, so it sees a lot of traffic. The city is about 3.5 square miles, of which 0.8 square miles is water. Nearby beaches include Hallandale Beach, Ojus, Golden Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, and North Miami Beach. Between beach and mall traffic, the city has an increased risk of vehicle and pedestrian accidents.
Also contributing to a higher risk of accidents is Aventura’s tropical monsoon climate since the wet season is during the summer, which is when people enjoy time at the beach. This season lasts from May through September. Aventura also sees its fair share of hurricanes, which also increases the risk of accidents. Because the city is at sea level, it has a higher risk of flooding during heavy rains and hurricanes. If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident, contact a Aventura car accident lawyer today for a free case evaluation.
Aventura Area Car Accident Statistics
The low numbers for 2020 skew the average number of car accidents in Aventura. People drove less that year because of Covid shutdowns. However, the statistics for prior years show the average number of wrecks per year. We did not include 2020 in these averages.
The average total number of crashes per year in the Miami-Dade County area, including Aventura, is about 64,655. Of those, the average number of fatalities per year is about 302. The average number of accident injuries for the same year is about 32,300.
Alcohol played a part in an average of 352 wrecks. Of those, about 19 wrecks per year caused fatalities and 176 injuries. Drugs also played a part in some accidents, with an average of 12 wrecks caused by drugs. An average of 8.4 people died, and an average of 9.4 people suffered injuries each year because of accidents involving drugs.
Of these accidents:
- Motorcycles were involved in an average of 1,108 per year, with 52.6 fatalities and 894.8 injuries on average per year.
- Pedestrians were involved in an average of 1,566.4 accidents per year, with 147 fatalities and 1,190.8 injuries per year.
- Bicyclists were involved in an average of 811.6 accidents per year, with 161.8 fatalities and 702.4 injuries per year.
- Commercial motor vehicles were involved in an average of 8,540.2 accidents per year, with 21.4 fatalities and 1,201 injury accidents per year.
Auto Accident Statistics
What to Do After an Accident
In many cases, injuries caused by car accidents are severe enough that you shouldn’t move as you could cause additional injury to yourself. If you can call first responders, then do so. However, if moving causes any pain at all, remain still until first responders can get to you.
If you can move without causing additional damage, you can:
- Check on other drivers and call first responders.
- Take photos of the accident scene. Be sure to take photos from all angles. Include damage to the road and nearby property.
- Obtain the following information:
- Contact information from witnesses, including passengers in other vehicles involved in the wreck.
- Contact, insurance, license, and registration from drivers involved in the wreck.
- Vehicle license plate numbers from vehicles in the wreck.
- Give the police officer your statement.
- Allow emergency medical technicians to check you over, even if you believe your injuries are minor or that you do not have injuries. Sometimes accident injuries manifest hours or even days later.
- Once the police release you from the scene, seek medical attention.
- Contact an Aventura car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
For a free legal consultation, call 833-552-7274
Accident Injuries and How They Affect You
Minor and less severe accident injuries might keep you out of work for a few weeks or even a few months. However, some injuries could put you out of work for several months, years, or even for life. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries could prevent you from working or even enjoying life for the rest of your life. On top of trying to recover, you worry about finances.
Trying to settle with an insurance company by yourself will increase the stress and worry and will most likely net you barely enough to cover some—not all—of your medical expenses.
The Value of Your Case
The compensation you could recover after an accident depends on several factors, including fault, whether the defendant was negligent or grossly negligent, and the severity of your injuries. You could recover compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages have two categories: Economic damages and non-economic damages.
The court orders compensatory damages as a way to make you financially whole again. oN the other hand, the court only orders punitive damages if you can prove the defendant’s actions were grossly negligent or intentional and if you recover compensatory damages.
While compensatory damages make you whole, punitive damages are a punishment for the defendant’s grossly negligent or intentional actions or inactions.
Sometimes referred to as special damages, economic damages include medical expenses, replacement or repair of destroyed or damaged personal property, lost wages, loss of future earning income, and death-related expenses.
Medical expenses include occupational, cognitive, physical, and psychological therapies, home updates such as ramps and grab bars, hand controls for vehicles, prescriptions, and long-term nursing and rehabilitative home care.
Death-related expenses include funeral and burial expenses, cremation expenses, and probate attorney’s fees and costs.
Sometimes referred to as general damages, non-economic damages include:
Pain and suffering, including emotional distress.
- Loss of quality of life.
- Loss of companionship.
- Loss of consortium.
- Loss of use of a body part or bodily function.
- Amputation of a digit or limb.
- Inconvenience if you have to hire someone to do everyday chores.
- Excessive scarring and/or disfigurement.
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one because of an Aventura car accident, contact a vehicle accident attorney as soon as possible for a free case evaluation.