New Report Shows Increase in Tampa Bay Auto Accidents

Each year, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles publishes the Florida Crash Statistics Report. The report provides a wide range of information about Florida auto accidents such as the total number of accidents, the number of fatal accidents, the number of accidents where alcohol was involved or suspected, and the number of accidents involving motorcycles. The data is also broken down by factors such as vehicle type and county, and is compared to data from the previous year. Unfortunately, a review of the most recent report reveals an overall increase in the total number of auto accidents in Tampa Bay (Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties) when compared to the previous year’s report.

At the Capaz Law Firm, we are committed to helping those who have been injured in auto accidents in Tampa Bay and throughout Florida. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our firm to speak with a Tampa car accident lawyer about your case. We will investigate your accident and do everything we can to help you get the justice you deserve.

Tampa Bay Accidents by County

Comparing data from the most recent Florida Crash Statistics Report to data from the previous year’s report reveals a nearly 11% increase in the total number of Tampa Bay crashes — from 41,777 to 45,713. However, the data from each individual county shows some surprising changes: while one county actually had a decrease in accidents, three other counties saw significant increases.

  • Hernando County saw a 5.8% decrease in accidents (from 1,995 to 1,879)
  • Hillsborough County saw a 6.1% increase in accidents (from 20,180 to 21,420)
  • Pasco County saw a 5.7% increase in accidents (from 6,001 to 6,345)
  • Pinellas County saw an 18.2% increase in accidents (from 13,601 to 16,069)

Contact a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer

At the Capaz Law Firm, we find statics like these worrisome. And while we hope that you are never in an accident, we will be there for you if you are. We are committed to helping each of our clients navigate the legal and claims process. We help our clients seek medical treatment and file insurance claims, and we work hard to get our clients the compensation they need to recover while holding the at-fault party accountable for their negligence.

If you have been injured in an accident in Tampa Bay or anywhere in Florida, contact the Capaz Law Firm to speak with a car accident lawyer in Tampa. We can help you deal with the aftermath of your accident so you can get on the road to recovery. Call 813.440.2700 for a free consultation.