Two Injured in Pembroke Pines Crash on University Drive

According to the Pembroke Pines Police Department, a major accident involving two vehicles on June 1, 2019 left two women seriously injured. The crash occurred around 7 p.m. near University Drive near the Forman Roadway. The accident involved two vehicles—a 2015 Chevy Equinox and a 2013 Ford Flex. Officials say that the crash was caused when the driver of the Ford Flex violated the right of way while the other driver was attempting to make a left turn onto Forman Roadway. According to Fire Rescue, the driver of the Ford Flex, suffered life-threatening injuries while the other driver suffered non-life threating injuries. Thankfully, paramedics transported both women to Memorial Regional Hospital after the crash. Negligent drivers are all around us and can greatly impact your life in an instant. At the Law Offices of Suarez & Montero Car Accident Attorneys, we know from experience that accidents like this one can cause life-changing injuries. Serious injuries can affect the lives of all parties involved. Please do not wait until it’s too late to seek medical treatment for your injuries!

Distracted Driving Accidents in Florida

According to the National Safety Council and Department of Transportation, distracted driving accounts for approximately 1.1 million motor vehicle crashes each year, resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and 400,000 injuries. We see it every day on our roadways: drivers staring at their phones-texting, emailing, programming their GPS-or engaging in some other form of distracted driving. Distracted driving is operating a motor vehicle while doing any other activity that takes your attention away from driving and removes your focus from the road ahead. The National Safety Council estimates that at least 23 percent of all traffic collisions involve one or more drivers using a cell phone moments before impact. Distracted driving has become a public health threat. Studies show that drivers spend more time gazing at their cell phones, the greatest distracted driving culprit, than the road ahead. Research compares texting while driving to drunk driving, demonstrating its fatal nature. These realities have compelled several states to enact legislation prohibiting driving while using a portable electronic device to engage in a conversation, or for other purposes, such as text messaging. The federal government has also enacted legislation prohibiting the operators of commercial vehicles from texting while driving. In many industries, employees are required to drive their own or company-owned vehicles as part of their job duties. In light of the ubiquity of smartphones and the ingenuity that leads to the ability to multitask while driving, employees, employers, and lawmakers have grown more concerned about distracted drivers in recent years. Several studies show conclusively that the human brain simply cannot focus on more than one thing at a time. Real-life examples too often prove the point with tragic results.

Different Types of Distracted Driving Accidents

There are generally three types of distractions for drivers: cognitive distractions, physical or manual distractions, and visual distractions.

Cognitive Distraction- when the driver is not presently engaged with the task of driving safely and paying attention to the road.

Physical (Manual) Distraction- when the driver is using their hands to do something other than drive. Examples may include texting, eating, drinking, adjusting navigation, emailing, applying make-up, etc.

Visual Distraction- when the driver does not have their eyes on the road.

As you can see, text messaging is just one type of distracted driving, but it is the most dangerous because it involves manual, visual, and cognitive processes. Distracted driving can include other subsets of multitasking, such as talking on a cell phone, using a navigation system or the Internet, grooming, eating or drinking, reading, using a DVD player, listening to headphones, changing the radio station, taking prescription medications, or even talking to a passenger. In short, anything that takes a driver’s hands off the wheel, eyes off the road, or minds away from driving can be a dangerous distraction. Cases are routinely filed against drivers—and even their employers—when they look away from the road to interact with a device in the course and scope of their employment and cause a crash.

Speak with a Miami Personal Injury Car Accident Attorney

A driver who engages in distracted driving behavior places himself, other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians in danger and potentially risks their lives. A distracted driver is one who fails to focus 100% on the act of driving. Distracted driving accidents are among the most common types of accidents in the state of Florida. If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, it is important to understand your legal rights under Florida law. Those who have been involved in an accident of any kind could suffer serious injuries that may take months or years to recover from. Talking with an attorney may make it easier to get the money or other resources they need in order to make a full recovery, or as close to a full recovery as possible. Compensation may be available to help pay, both now and in the future, for lost wages and medical bills that were incurred as a result of the injury.

At the Law Offices of Suarez & Montero Car Accident Attorneys, you are never just another file or claim to us—you are part of our family and your well-being are just as important to us as if you were our own family. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. We will fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Let us help you get the medical care you need and fight to make sure you are compensated for your injuries! Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation. We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.