Coral Gables Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one is injured in car accident contact a Coral Gables car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. Our law firm has been representing car, auto, and motor vehicle accident victims and their family members in Coral Gables since 1970. We have over 70 years of collective experience and handle cases ranging from head on collisions, read end accidents, pedestrian accidents and other negligent acts such as speeding and failing to yield the right of way. Many times accidents are serious and result in serious or catastrophic injuries, such as a closed head injury, traumatic brain injury and or wrongful death. In fatal accidents or when severe injuries are involved you need experienced legal help.
At Gerson & Schwartz, PA our law offices cater to clients in serious injury and wrongful death claims. We are also peer reviewed and are AV rated by Martindale Hubble, which represents the highest peer review rating a law firm can receive. Our law offices are located at 1980 Coral Way and is just minutes from Miracle Mile and downtown Coral Gables, Florida.Coral Gables Car Accident Statistics
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life, and in the state of Florida, the high number of tourists, as well as a large population of elderly drivers, creates a serious accident risk. In fact, in the year 2011, traffic crash statistics show that 2,400 people were killed and 181,654 people were injured throughout the state in a total of 227,998 collisions. The collisions in Florida happened in both large and small cities and suburbs throughout the state. Unfortunately, many happened in Miami-Dade County and, in particular, in Coral Gables. Our law firm represents injured drivers and passengers in:
- Rear End Collisions
- Failure to Yield Accidents
- Side Impact Accidents
- Head on Collisions
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- DUI/DWI Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Claims
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Taxi Cab Accidents
- Rental Car Accidents
- ATV Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
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Coral Gables is located in Miami-Dade County and 2012 estimates from the Nielsen Company indicate that the city had a population of 47,401. The University of Miami is located in Coral Gables, and the suburb was one of the first planned communities. Unfortunately, despite the strict zoning regulations for which the city is famous, there has not been the same emphasis on traffic safety and improved infrastructure. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious or catastrophic injury in a car wreck, an experienced Coral Gables accident attorney at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can assist you in understanding your legal rights under Florida law.
As the home of the University of Miami, it should come as no surprise that there are many bars, restaurants and shopping areas in Coral Gables. However, due to the strict zoning regulations in the area, the downtown commercial district was designed to be just four blocks wide. This district, in excess of two miles long, is served by a free circular trolley system that was installed in 2003. Despite the presence of the trolley, however, there are still dangerous drivers on the road in Coral Gables and throughout the rest of the surrounding areas of Miami-Dade.
In fact, countywide, there were a total of 42,171 accidents and in Coral Gables alone, 1,295 traffic serious crashes were reported in 2011. The Miami-Dade traffic accidents caused a total of 248 people to lose their lives.
The thousands of area accidents happened for a lot of different reasons, including drivers making the dangerous decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. A total of 58 of the fatalities in Miami-Dade County involved alcohol, and 57 of the wrecks that occurred in Coral Gables in 2011 were alcohol-related.
When a motorist makes the decision to drive drunk or engage in other high-risk behavior behind the wheel, he endangers himself and others. If the motorist causes serious injury or death, then the motorist can be sued and made to compensate victims. Serious injuries in motor vehicle accident cases our firm also has direct experience includes:
Miami is one of the hottest spots in Florida, but many people who enjoy visiting the city or living in proximity to it find themselves in the suburbs surrounding it. These suburbs offer attractive living spaces and fun attractions to visit, but those who live or work in the area need to remember that the roads can get busy and that there is a risk of auto accidents occurring as we continue to deal with rapid growth and development across the region.
It helps to have a local lawyer to take legal action, so if you or a loved one has been hurt, contact a Coral Gables car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. today for information on your legal rights and details on how we can assist you in pursuing a claim for damages. Our law firm only accepts cases on a contingent fee so there are no attorneys fees unless we collect. For a free consultation contact us today. Se Habla Espanol.