Fort Lauderdale is the 7th largest city in Florida, and the largest city in, and the county seat for, Broward County, Florida. Fort Lauderdale is over 33 sq. miles. According to recent census numbers, Fort Lauderdale’s population is just over 168,000. Fort Lauderdale gets its name from Major William Lauderdale who led a company of soldiers who constructed forts in South Florida during the United States battles with the Seminole Indians.
Fort Lauderdale was incorporated in 1911. Eventually, Port Everglades was opened as a Coast Guard and Naval base. Many refer to Fort Lauderdale as the Venice of America due to the extensive number of waterways surrounding and running through the city. Due to expansive growth in Fort Lauderdale, the population began migrating and forming the surrounding cities including Hollywood, Coral Springs and Plantation.
Given the size of Fort Lauderdale’s population, the majority of Broward County’s 23,000 annual car accidents occur on Fort Lauderdale’s roadways, including I-95, Commercial Boulevard, Federal Highway and A1A. According to insurance company studies, some of Florida’s most dangerous intersections are located within Fort Lauderdale’s surrounding cities, such as Flamingo Road and Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines, and Sunrise Boulevard and University Drive in Plantation.
Due in part to those dangerous intersections, car accidents within Fort Lauderdale result in about 33 motorist wrongful deaths annually, and another 14 pedestrian fatalities from car accidents. Those car accidents are investigated by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, whose office is located at 1300 W. Broward Boulevard. And when a damaged vehicle is towed from an accident scene in Fort Lauderdale it is taken to yards at either 7th Avenue or on Oakland Park Boulevard.
While many people believe the sun always shines in Fort Lauderdale, the fact is there are over 125 days a year in which it rains. In fact, Fort Lauderdale accumulates about twice the national rainfall average. Because of the dangers associated with businesses failing to maintain their premises from the wet floors, in addition to car accidents, Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky helps victims of slip and fall accidents which may happen in supermarkets, convenience stores or shopping malls.
When those car accidents or fall downs result in personal injuries, Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky presents those cases to juries within the courtrooms of the 17th Judicial Circuit, which are located within the Broward County Courthouse at 201 S.E. 6th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Joseph I. Lipsky has over 20 years of personal injury litigation experience assisting personal injury victims from Fort Lauderdale and across Broward County from Parkland to Hallandale, and from all cities in between such as Weston, Miramar, Pembroke Pines and Pompano Beach.
Joseph Lipsky is actively involved in a number of local charities, including the Plantation Athletic League and Davie Lacrosse. Mr. Lipsky has also volunteered his time at local elementary schools, including Crossiant Park in Fort Lauderdale, as part of reading advocacy program called Reading for Life.
We provider free, no-obligation initial meetings for personal injury victims. With offices across South Florida, we are available around the clock to help you. Helping you move forward after being the victim of an accident is our only goal, including helping get your outstanding medical bills paid, get you the wages you’ve lost due to time out of work and getting you the compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries. Having assisted thousands of residents of South Florida battle insurance companies and businesses to hold them responsible for the car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls or trip and falls accidents they cause, Joseph Lipsky has the hands-on courtroom experience needed to get you justice.
We are always available to discuss your case and all of your available options, to help you pursue the appropriate course of action. If you need an experienced Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney please contact The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, PA today for a free, no-obligation consultation.