Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. is a well known personal injury law firm located in Miami, Florida which represents clients in all types of accident, injury, and wrongful death claims. Founded by Philip M. Gerson in 1970, our firm is widely known within the legal profession for our lengthy and successful track record and service to our clients and the community. Our Miami injury attorneys have extensive experience representing clients seriously injured in auto, car, and motor vehicle accidents, cruise ship accidents and many other catastrophic events. The firm's attorneys have over 80 years of collective experience and exclusively represent plaintiffs in serious and catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. The firm's senior partner has a Preeminent AV Rating by Martindale-Hubble and is consistently recognized in the "Top Lawyers" listings of the South Florida Business Review and many other lawyer rating publications.
Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. gives each client the attention and guidance needed to pursue their legal remedies and obtain compensation they deserve. Our Miami personal injury lawyers help clients in all phases of injury and wrongful death claims from initial investigation through trial and appellate proceedings. Contrary to the trend with many other law firms, Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. has remained small in numbers in order to provide the highest quality of service to our clients. Each client case is worked on by all of the firm’s partners. All partners are honors graduates of the University of Miami School of Law and have practiced extensively for decades in all Florida state and federal courts.
Our Miami trial lawyers focus on representing clients in serious and catastrophic injury cases due to the negligent acts of third parties. Our mission is simple. Our job is to find the truth and use it in courtrooms to get justice for our clients and thereby promote safety for others.Other Personal Injury Cases
Our attorneys handle accident and injury claims including:
Our Miami Personal Injury Lawyers are Here to Help
Our Miami personal injury law firm is here to help you understand your legal rights and remedies. All of our Florida injury lawyers have extensive courtroom experience and our senior partner is a Florida board certified trial attorney. Our goal is to get each of our clients a full cup of justice. That means we won't hesitate to bring your case to trial and to a jury.
At Gerson & Schwartz, P.A., we understand that being seriously injured in an accident or another harmful incident such as suffering the sudden loss of a loved one is a traumatic and life changing event. It is this compassion that allows us to enter our 46th year of helping Miami accident victims and their families.
Whether helping people who have been injured from crime, recklessness, or due to the negligent acts of third parties, our lawyers are here to help our clients overcome the consequences. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident in Miami- Dade, Broward, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, or another part of South Florida contact a personal injury lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, PA today to schedule a free consultation.Philip Gerson Testifies Before Senate Commerce and Transportation Committee For a Free Personal Injury Consultation Call - (305) 371- 6000
During your case consultation our Miami personal injury attorneys will take the time to answer your questions and help you understand the legal process. We will listen to your unique situation and provide you with an understanding of the legal system. Insurance companies have their own attorneys and so should you. Before discussing your accident or injury claim with an insurance adjuster you should first seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer in Miami. When pursuing legal action after a car accident, motorcycle crash, or any serious injury you should always remember that time is of the essence. So don't wait and contact an attorney at Gerson and Schwartz today.No Attorneys Fees Unless We Collect
Gerson & Schwartz, PA handles all cases under a contingent fee. That means there are no attorneys fees unless we collect on your behalf. There are also no upfront costs. We strive to respond to all new case calls and email inquiries within 24 hours or less.
For more information about how we can help, contact one of our personal injury lawyers by calling (305) 371-6000. We're also available toll free at (877) 475-2905. We are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your legal claim. You can also receive a response from one of our lawyers directly by contacting us online.
For more specific information about the Miami personal injury attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. click here. We encourage all potential clients to browse our website to learn more about our law firm including some of our recent jury verdicts and settlements. Se Habla Espanol.Our Practice Includes:
Our personal injury lawyers in Miami represent injured victims and their families for all types of accident and injury related events. Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, loss of limbs, and paralysis are life changing outcomes resulting from motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, defective products,and medical malpractice are cases that are all within our extensive experience. For more than 40 years, our experience has been gained in courtrooms throughout Florida and in other states too. Our law firm is nationally recognized and has received many awards as recognition of our work on behalf of accident and injury victims over the last four decades. Our senior partner has been board certified in civil trial law for more than 20 years.
We live in a world of specialization. Professionals can't have expertise in every field of law. You wouldn't to go to a doctor who wasn't board certified. And you should have an accident attorney who meets the skills and experience criteria needed for certification who specializes in the type of law and procedure you need. We welcome the opportunity to talk confidentially with you to share our experience helping clients who were injured just as you were. A few generalizations can be made.
Personal injury laws protect the public and provide legal remedies for victims who sustain bodily injury caused by others. Under Florida law, injury victims and their families are entitled to recover money as compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages that may be recovered include, medical and hospital bills, past wage losses, future loss of earning capacity, services replacement expenses and other out of pocket financial burdens or losses. Non-economic or "human" damages can be available for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability, scarring and disfigurement and inability to enjoy life, which resulted from negligent, careless, or reckless acts. If a pre-existing injury or disability has been aggravated or accelerated damages for the aggravation can also be recovered under Florida law.
However, a serious injury is not enough to be entitled to recover money under Florida law. Accident victims in Miami must also prove the wrongdoer's negligence, or simple carelessness which is the basis for most injury cases. Related liability theories are available for defective products, toxic torts, and medical malpractice. It is also not enough just to know that somebody else was at fault.
Put Our Experience to Work to Protect You and Your Family
To win in court convincing evidence is needed to meet the burden of proof. Careful investigation, legal and factual research, and expert opinions all go into the formula to make a winning case in court. At Gerson & Schwartz, PA we have tried over 350 cases before juries in every situation imaginable. Test us to give examples of similar/identical cases we have handled successfully which are just like yours. The decision to hire a lawyer after a serious injury is an important one. When disaster has changed a family's lives careful selection of an attorney who has successfully helped others is crucial. Remember that when you choose an lawyer on whom you will be depending on for justice.
The value of experience doesn't end with settlement or trial. Knowledgeable legal counsel can advise on how to avoid tax consequences for personal injury recoveries. Also, there are strategies to preserve the right to public benefits even though a money recovery might seem to extinguish eligibility. We have helped many clients plan for their medical and personal futures with the compensation we have recovered. Protection for spouses, children and even charities can be provided for when a personal injury settlement or jury verdict is collected.
We aggressively represent our clients in car accident cases including every mechanism of injury from head on collisions, drunk driving accidents, rear-end crashes to defective manufacture and design cases against auto manufacturers. Our Miami car accident lawyers have a long history dating back to 1970 negotiating and trying all types of automobile crash cases. If we are retained to represent you, our accident attorneys will gather all evidence needed to support your case in court will be investigated and preserved in order to maximize full and fair compensation which you deserve. There is no downside for an injured person by contacting an experienced car accident lawyer in Miami for a professional legal opinion and advice. Preservation of vehicles and personal property can make the difference between winning your case in court or being forced to accept a lower value settlement. Likewise, identifying witnesses, documenting crash location conditions, and informing investigative agencies of the need to investigate your case can be critically important.
We understand how a car crash or catastrophic injury changes a victim's life forever. Knowing what the needs will be for spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, scarring, disfigurement, burns, and other permanent and life changing injuries enables us to guide our clients along the path to medical, occupational, and social recovery. Car accident victims and their families can receive compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, ranging from lost income, reduced earning capacity, medical bills (past, present, and future), pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment to lead a normal life.
To be eligible to obtain compensation from a driver who caused a crash, you generally would need to show that the driver was negligent. This means a failure to drive safely. The harmful conduct of the other driver does not need to be intentional. You can win in court by proving distracted driving by a driver who was texting behind the wheel, driving while intoxicated, or simply one who violated well known traffic laws such as failing to yield the right of way, speeding, or disregarding a traffic signal resulting in an accident.
In some cases an auto defect may have caused or contributed to a car crash. This can mean that an car accident victim in Miami may bring a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of the car or it's component parts. Under Florida’s strict liability laws, a manufacturer or a party in the chain of product distribution may be accountable for harm caused by a defective part or the total product, regardless of whether negligence was involved. Early investigation and preservation of needed evidence can be crucial to the success of any car accident or defective product case.
Cruise Ship Accidents
When our law firm was founded in 1971, there was no cruise ship personal injury practice. Rocketing in the 1980's, 1990's and even more in the 21st Century this industry now transports more than 20,000,000 passengers per year; and most of them are Americans. The growing size of cruise ships, many now like floating cities, brings many of the risks of harm in urban life. The expansion of services and facilities brings new dangers ship-owners have a duty to protect against. Every corner of the globe is now reached and brings with it the need for protection for passengers. Passengers rely on the superior knowledge and experience of cruise lines to protect against and warn of dangers not always obvious to passengers. The failure to protect or to warn of risks of harm known to cruise lines but not their passengers is negligence. Similarly, unsafe conditions on board can be the basis of a negligence case if the cruise line created, knew of or should have known of the condition and failed to take reasonable steps to protect its passengers. This is just common sense but even common sense has limits.
Special laws, federal, state and even foreign laws apply to cruise ship injury claims. Many are even more difficult to understand than land based law. Our lawyers are skilled at representing passengers and crew members who suffer serious injuries at sea. So we are trained to understand the complex web of international treaties, international agreements, international maritime law, and governing laws of foreign countries. Only certain attorneys admitted to practice law in special courthouses can pursue personal injury claims for injured cruise ship passengers. Crew members who sustain serious injuries have similar limitations on when and where they can file legal claims. Time frames known as the statute of limitations are also much shorter to file a lawsuit. At Gerson & Schwartz, PA, our lawyers are experienced fighting the cruise line industry. If you or a loved one were seriously injured on a cruise ship don't wait before time may bar your injury claim. Put our experience and expertise to work to protect you and your family.
For a free case consultation with a Miami personal injury lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, PA call (305) 371-6000, toll free at (877) 475-2905, or contact us online.