Tamarac Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys
Tamarac is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of just over 60,000. Tamarac is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area.In the early 1960s a young developer named Ken Behring, the city’s founder, came from the Midwest after making his fortune with a chain of car washes called Car-A-Mat. He bought land where he could,creating an active adult community of two-bedroom homes. He called his new city Tamarac, named after the Tamarac Country Club. Coincidentally, this also was “Car-A-Mat” spelled backwards.In 1963, Behring built the city’s first development east of State Road 7, Tamarac Lakes Section One and Section Two. Next came two neighborhoods of homes built on a former orange grove called Tamarac Lakes North and The Boulevards. Three of Behring’s last developments were Tamarac Lakes South, then the Mainlands of Tamarac Lakes just west of State Road 7, and finally, the Woodlands community.The city’s early leaders, hoping to preserve Tamarac as a bedroom community, allowed Fort Lauderdale to annex commercial pockets, forever losing land that might have bolstered the city’s coffers. In the late 1970s, the city de-annexed a long line of commercial buildings from State Road 7 all the way to Northwest 31 Avenue, but it went along with Behring’s vision of Tamarac as a bedroom community. The boundaries were wherever Mr. Behring decided to build homes. The city’s current eastern boundaries narrow to a sliver from Northwest 31 to 37 Avenues, then widen to the south. The city’s easternmost boundary extends below Commercial Boulevard to Northwest 16 Avenue. Many newcomers don’t even realize there is an east side to Tamarac – including those who live there. In the early years, neighbors might have preferred being in neighboring Fort Lauderdale who received more attention from them at the time. Things changed when Walter Falck was elected mayor. Falck, who served from 1976 to 1984, helped lead the city with an eye for his pals on the east.Behring also named a subdivision he founded in the Pinellas Park area, the “Mainlands of Tamarac By-the-Gulf”.
In terms of the Judiciary, Tamarac 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 Tamarac, Florida. The Tamarac Personal Injury & Car 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.