Southwest Ranches Personal Injury & Accident Attorneys
Southwest Ranches, located on the eastern edge of the Florida Everglades, approximately 15 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale, is Broward County’s 30th incorporated city, having incorporated in the year 2000 to avoid annexation by the city of Pembroke Pines and to preserve its semi-rural lifestyle. Because the area has many horse ranches and is located in the southwestern part of Broward County, residents chose “Southwest Ranches” over many other potential town names. The population as of the 2010 census was just over 7,000. The town includes the 2000 U.S. Censuscensus-designated places of Country Estates, Green Meadow, Ivanhoe Estates, Rolling Oaks, and Sunshine Ranches. Other areas recently added to the town include Landmark Ranch Estates and Sterling Ranch Estates.To support its rural-equestrian lifestyle, the town has designated and developed dozens of miles of greenways (multi-use trails).The area is primarily residential, with most lots of 1 acre or more. There are some small farms and equestrian ranches. Don’t be surprised to see residents out and about on horseback on the street here. This is Horse Country.The town has laws that keep homes from being built on lots of less than 1 acre. They also generally stop streetlights and sidewalks from being built, in order to conserve and keep the town rural. The town contracts with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to provide police, fire and EMS services
In terms of the Judiciary, Southwest Ranches is part of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida. The 17th Circuit is comprised of all the cities and municipalities in Broward County, including; Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, and Weston. There are 4 Courthouses that serve the people of Broward County. The Main Broward County Judicial Center is the “Main” or “Downtown” Courthouse, located at 201 S.E. 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Most complex and serious civil and criminal cases in Broward County are handled at this Main Judicial Complex. All “circuit” civil matters as well as all felonies are handled at this location. In addition, there are 3 Regional or Satellite Courthouses; The North Regional Courthouse at 1600 West Hillsboro, Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, the South Regional Courthouse at 3550 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Florida 33021, and the West Regional Courthouse at 100 North Pine Island Road, Plantation, Florida 33324. Many misdemeanors (depending on where they occurred) and some “county” civil cases are heard at the regional courthouses. Most traffic infractions and crimes are often heard at these courthouses as well. Jury Trials are not held at the satellite courthouses. If a jury trial is demanded, then the case is moved to the Main Courthouse, which accommodates jury trials.
The South Florida Personal Injury Law Practice of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC is located close to Southwest Ranches, Florida. The Southwest Ranches Personal Injury & Accident Attorneys at Berman & Tsombanakis are experienced at handling cases at all of the Judicial Complexes in South Florida, having handled numerous injury cases such as automobile accidents, motor cycle accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, victim of drunk driving accidents or injuries, truck accidents, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, dog bites, negligent security cases, and many other types of injury or negligence cases.