Research studies and statistics help us make important safety decisions. For example, knowing that researchers have proven the dangers of drunk driving, we can make the decision to avoid driving after drinking and we can take steps to curb drunk driving in Miami Beach or our communities.
In some cases, though, research seems to contradict itself. For example, the website miaminewtimes.com recently pointed out that Miami Beach has been picked as one of the most livable cities in Florida and as the most dangerous city in the state. Livability.com ranks Miami Beach as the best city in Florida out of 2000 American towns. The website looked as cities with populations of 20,000-350,000 and determined livability according to education, health care, the local economy, housing, and other factors. Miami Beach was selected as 38th out of 2000 and the top city in Florida. Coral Gables also made the list, at number 100.
Another website, HomeSecurityShield.net, used FBI data to analyze the number of property crimes and violent crimes in cities across the country. Based on this information that website determined that Miami Beach is the most dangerous city in the state, with violent crime rates of 10.33 per 1000 residents and total reported crimes of 109.47 per 1000 residents.
So, is Miami Beach full of assault and battery cases or a safe haven? The truth is that statistics and data, no matter how carefully collected, only tell part of the picture. No matter where in Florida you live, you may live many years without injury and without being the victim of a crime. Or, you may find yourself involved in a car accident or other serious incident that leads to injury. Using simple precautions can help you to avoid some injury, and being prepared to deal with an injury in the event that it does happen can help bring you some peace of mind.
Florida law does make it a little easier if you have been the victim of a violent crime or an accident in Miami Beach or another community. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, motor vehicle collision, or other incident caused by someone’s negligence, you may have a legal claim against the liable parties. If you have been the victim of a violent crime, such as assault or battery, you may also have a legal claim against the property owner, even if the perpetrator of the crime is not caught. If you find yourself injured, it is always a good idea to get legal advice about your situation.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group pride themselves on compassionate and professional legal services. Our team understands that you never expect an injury or assault to happen. When it does, we make it easy to reach our law firm for a free consultation. Whether your injuries were caused by a car accident, workplace accident, assault or battery, or other incident, you may have options under Florida law that allow you to seek compensation for your injuries – compensation that can help you replace income, pay for medical bills, and take care of everyday expenses while you work to heal from your injuries. Your first consultation with Flaxman Law Group is always free of charge and comes with no obligation, so call us today.