It looks like 2017 will be another good year for us here in the Ft. Lauderdale / Wilton Manors. The local economy appears strong on the tourism and visitor front after the Hurricane Matthew scare of last October, and most of the damage that the storm caused has been repaired. With a healthy housing market that will carry over into the new year, it’s really hard not to be optimistic about the new year in South Florida.
The national and state economies should also continue to slowly strengthen, which is a sign that tourism will bring more dollars into the local economy. While a strong tourist and visitor population is definitely a good thing, it also means that car accidents and motorcycle accidents will be all to common occurrences on the highways of Broward County.
More visitors also means that we can expect more accidents on Fort Lauderdale Strip. Employees at places that see a high volume of foot traffic like Fort Lauderdale Strip and Wilton Drive should stay alert and correct even the smallest of safety hazards as soon as they develop. You don’t want a slip and fall or trip and fall accident / personal injury to start 2017 off on the ‘wrong foot’.
Finally, if there’s one thing we’ve learned in 2016, it’s that life is unpredictable, and we need to remember that South Florida is always in danger of another Hurricane Andrew. We have been relatively lucky on the storm front for the last two decades so there are many new residents of Broward County that may have been lulled into a false belief that “it won’t happen here.” If this should lead to a tendency to ignore severe weather warnings, it could result in injury to citizens or property damage to residences and businesses that are not storm-ready. So remember to take it seriously when you hear warnings of an impending storm.
If you have been a vehicle accident victim like a motorcycle accident or personal injury victim like a slip and fall through the negligence of others, you should contact the law office of Joseph P. Wagner, Wilton Manor and Fort Lauderdale’s premiere personal injury and insurance dispute lawyer by calling (954) 626-0727 to arrange a free no-obligation consultation and review of your injury case.