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Broward County Car Accident Attorneys
An auto accident can change a life in a split second - not just for the victim, but for the victim's loved ones. Injuries sustained in a crash can range from cuts and scrapes to broken bones to life-altering debilitations - or even death. Aside from the grief, an entire family could have its world turned upside-down if the victim is the sole provider.
While the victim's recovery is paramount, loved ones often don't think about procuring compensation until critical evidence has been removed, trails grow cold and witnesses disappear. For these reasons alone, it is critical for the victim or family members to seek counsel immediately following an automobile accident. An experienced, compassionate personal injury lawyer can begin investigating the facts immediately, easing the burden on the victim and family, and gathering critical evidence that can be used to obtain just compensation from careless or inebriated drivers as the victim heals.
Modern technology has given birth to a dangerous breed of driver - the distracted driver. Many drivers increasingly are becoming preoccupied by text messaging on cell phones, and by other electronic gadgets that do not mix well with motor vehicles. While there are no laws against cell phone use while driving in Florida, statistics show an alarming yearly increase in the number of car accidents caused by careless drivers who use these devices. Though accurate statistics are difficult to discern, an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to subpoena cell phone or data/text records and match them to the time a crash occurred. If the times match, this can be very strong evidence against a driver in a court of law.
Driving while intoxicated has been illegal for decades, but that does not stop those with impaired judgment from getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The euphoria from alcohol often elicits a sense of invulnerability, which, of course, is contrary to reality. Statistics show that drivers with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.10 - just .03% above the legal limit - are six-to-12 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than those who have not consumed alcohol. 
By the numbers
With many major highways dissecting Broward County, including I-95, I-595 and Florida's Turnpike, and dangerous intersections abound (most notably along I-595), emergency rooms have seen a steady uptick in auto accident victims in 2011. In 2009, 25,597 car accidents were reported in Broward County, accounting for more than 10% of all auto accidents in Florida that year.
Do not go it alone! The experienced car accident lawyers at Edward F. Holodak, P.A. can help recover just compensation for auto accident victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact us today for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines and surrounding cities.