Currently, there are no formal statistics concerning vehicle-building collisions in South Florida, but according to a report in the Miami Herald, rescuers in the area estimated they respond to a car-in-building call every few weeks. Throughout the US, cars crash into buildings 60 times a day, on average, according to statistics published in the Herald.
The fact that vehicles are slamming into buildings as often as they are in South Florida and around the country is both unbelievable and unacceptable. People should not be afraid of being hit by a car or truck while they are in line inside a grocery store or fear that their children could be in danger of being hit by a car while napping inside a daycare or even their own bedrooms.
What Can Be Done to Prevent Car-in-Building Crashes?
With car-colliding-with-building accidents becoming far too common, local governments and private citizens, such as business owners, have begun to implement preventative measures, including:
- Installing barriers in front of buildings that are at risk of being involved in car-in-building crashes (Miami-Dade County approved a barrier law in 2012).
- Awareness campaigns (a Maryland man founded StoreFrontCrashExpert.com and co-founded the Storefront Safety Council after he was the victim of a storefront crash at a 7-Eleven.)
We Help Vehicle-Building Accident Victims and Their Families
At Colson Hicks Eidson, as injury lawyer Natalie Rico talks about in the video above, our relationship with our clients is very important to us. We care about them and take a lot of pride in helping them hold those at fault accountable for hurting them or their loved ones.
To learn more about our firm and what we’ve done to help clients in the past, check out our verdicts and settlements page.
Did You Know? On average, cars crashing into buildings causes 10 serious injuries in the US every day, according to the Storefront Safety Council.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys