Injury in Oakland Park

Oakland Park, Florida Fast Facts

  • Originally known as Floranada, due to its Canadian influence, the residents renamed it after the hurricane of 1926 forced the town into bankruptcy and it was reincorporated.
  • According to 2006 statistics, the population is just under 43,000.
  • The median income per Oakland Park household hovers at $44,000 – up from $35,493 in 2000.

Oakland Park is a city in Broward County, Florida with a population of more than 41,000 people. Oakland Park spans 8.1 square miles and lies within the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical area, where more than 5.5 million people reside. Oakland Park has expanded in recent years, annexing the previously unincorporated areas of North Andrews Gardens and Twin Lakes South.

Oakland Park is focused on making its downtown a mixed-use pedestrian area, which would make Oakland Park one of few locations in Florida that is dedicated to serving the needs of those who want to bike or walk. Florida is the location in America with the greatest risk of pedestrian deaths in the entire country1, with more than 333 pedestrians killed between 2007 and 2012.

Pedestrian accidents are just one of the many risks faced by those in Oakland Park. If you live in the area or are visiting and you get hurt, you need to understand your legal rights and what your option are for fighting for compensation. An experienced Oakland Park injury lawyer at Freeman Injury Law can provide you with invaluable advice and assistance as you face the upheaval and pain that an injury or untimely death can cause.

Causes of Injuries in Oakland Park

Florida Public Health Statistics report that there were more than 9,000 deaths in 2014 that occurred due to unintentional injury. The top causes of these fatalities included:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, which caused 2,491 fatalities in 2014.
  • Other land transport accidents, which resulted in 60 fatalities in 2014.
  • Transport accidents on water, in air, or other unspecified locations, which caused 151 fatalities in 2014.
  • Non-transport accidents, which caused 6,426 unintentional injury fatalities in 2014.
  • Falls, which were the cause of 2,764 fatalities over 2014.
  • Drowning and submersion injuries, which led to 397 fatalities in Florida in 2014.
  • Exposure to smoke, fire, and flames, which caused 112 fatalities.
  • Exposure to poison or noxious substances, which caused 2,214 fatalities in 2014.
  • Other non-specified accidents, which resulted in 910 people losing their lives in Florida.

Transport accidents resulted in 2,702 fatalities in 2014, while non-transport accidents killed a total of 6,246 people in Florida over the course of the same year. Both transport and non-transport accidents are often preventable when appropriate care is taken by individuals, property owners, and companies. Falls, for example, could be prevented if employers took work safety seriously and if property owners maintained a safe premises, while car crashes could be reduced if every driver respected the rules of the road and was reasonable prudent.

Taking Legal Action After Injuries in Oakland Park

If someone you love is killed in Oakland Park, it is possible for you to pursue a wrongful death claim as long as you can prove any entity was to blame. You can sue private individuals, businesses, and even local, state, or federal government agencies to seek compensation for wrongful death. If you are hurt but survive the injuries, you can also sue for personal injury losses and damages.

Freeman Injury Law serves clients throughout the Oakland Park area. Our personal injury attorneys have decades of collective experience representing clients in determining who to pursue a claim against and in either negotiation of a settlement or proving an injury claim in court. We are well-known throughout Oakland Park by judges and insurance companies for being strong client advocates during negotiation and litigation, and we understand court rules and procedures applicable to your case.

Oakland Park injury cases are typically handled within the Broward County civil court system. However, in some cases, it is possible to seek compensation in federal courts for your injuries when you have sustained significant losses. We can help determine the best location to make your case and can work hard to help ensure the legal system works to protect your rights.

Getting Legal Help After Injuries in Oakland Park

Freeman Injury Law offers free consultations and case evaluations to victims of injuries in Oakland Park. Give us a call today to speak with a member of our legal team who can help you to determine if you have a claim and who can provide advice on how we can help. You won’t pay for our legal fees unless we get compensation for you. Call now at 1-800-561-7777 or contact us online to learn more.


1http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pedestrian-deaths-central-florida/

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