Careful of the danger zone!
I receive phone calls from clients all over Broward County who have recently been injured in a car accident.
What I have come to realize is an overwhelming majority of car accidents occur in just a few areas throughout Broward County, like the Tower Shops in Davie, Florida.
I like to call these areas, “danger zones”.
Danger zones can be densely populated areas (“shopping malls”), areas that have over-expanded too quickly (i.e. “new construction”), areas with inadequate parking (i.e. “Whole Foods”), areas with a large influx of young drivers (i.e. “areas near colleges”) and/or areas that have poor ingress/egress (i.e. “areas near highways”).
One of the largest dangerous zones in Broward County is less than a quarter mile from my office in Plantation, Florida at the Tower Shops on University Drive just South of I-595.
Tower Shops is a “Danger Zone” for car accidents
Anyone who frequents in the Plantation/Davie area, is familiar with the Tower Shops as it is an epicenter of shopping.
The Tower Shops are the home to anchor stores: Home Depot; Best Buy; Trader Joe’s (recently added); Ross; TJ Maxx and Old Navy, as well as fast food restaurants: Chick-Fil-A; Chipotle; Taco Bell and others. Costco is located across a small side street.
Whole Foods is located on the West side of University Drive and the Nova Southeastern University, home to thousands of college students, is located less than a mile South.
To say that this shopping center is a mad house is an understatement. The parking situations at the Tower Shops rivals airports and football stadiums.
At least once a week, we receive a phone call from a driver who has been in a car accident by either being rear-ended from someone pulling out of a parking spot, side-swiped from someone running a stop sign, slammed by someone speeding to make it through a “yellow” traffic light, or clipped by someone merging onto I-595.
A majority of these accidents occur at peak traffic hours: 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
A majority of our clients report that the at-fault driver was speaking on their cell phone and/or texting and admitted to not paying attention.
In the past few months, our personal injury attorneys have received phone calls from individuals driving at the Tower Shops who have suffered very significant injuries such as: torn shoulder(s); torn knee(s), and herniated discs as a result of another’s driver’s negligence in this parking lot.
Pedestrians and Cyclists Injuries happen at the Tower Shops also
We have also represented pedestrians and cyclists who have been injured as a result of being struck by a negligent driver. As one can imagine, these individuals suffered significant injuries.
If you are injured in a car accident at the Tower Shops, it is crucial you immediately contact the personal injury attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin to discuss your legal rights.
Due to our familiarity with this particular shopping center and the sheer number of accidents, we will effectively present your position to an insurance adjuster and debunk the claims of the offending party who will try to shift the blame to you.
Our office is located at I-595 and Pine Island Road in Plantation, Florida. Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 954.462.8035.
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