Gerson & Schwartz, PA is a personal injury law firm that specializes in car accident, auto, truck and motor vehicle accident cases. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in the area, a Hallandale car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. is here to help you.
Those who live in or visit Florida enjoy not just nice weather year-round but many attractions as well, including Florida beaches, racetracks and casinos. Unfortunately, car and motor vehicle accidents happen every day in Florida. According to the 2011 Traffic Crash Statistics indicating that there were 227,998 car and motor-vehicle collisions over the course of the year. Unfortunately, more than 600 of these accidents happened in Hallandale. When traveling to the attractions or even when running errands or driving home, both residents and locals need to ensure that they follow all road safety rules and exercise reasonable care on the roads. Our car accident attorneys routinely represent 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
- Poor Road Design
- Road Hazards
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
- Rollover Accidents
Hallandale, Florida is a city located within Broward County that spans a total area of 4.55 square miles, including .34 square miles of water. Described as having a small-town feel, Hallandale was still home to 37,113 people as of the 2010 census and, because many retirees come to the area, has one of the fastest growing populations in the Metro Miami area. The city is also the home of Gulfstream Park, as well as the Mardi Gras Casino Greyhound racing track that hosts the World Classic each year.
With its ever-growing elderly population and its many visitors, unfortunately the streets of Hallandale are not always as safe as motorists would hope. In fact, the Florida Traffic Crash Statistics reveal that there were 622 accidents in 2011 alone in Hallandale. This makes up a large portion of the 26,233 accidents that occurred in Broward County where the city is located.
Auto accidents in Hallandale and throughout the rest of Broward County have many different causes, but often the car crashes directly result from negligent motorists who disobeyed uniform state traffic laws or who drive in an unreasonably dangerous, careless, or in a negligent manner. For example, drunk driving accidents account for large percentage of unnecessary accidents in Florida. In the state of Florida, there were a total of 28-alcohol related accidents in Hallandale in 2011 alone. In the greater Broward County area, 49 of the 160 fatal accidents that occurred over the course of the year occurred in wrecks where alcohol was expected to have played a role.
When drivers drink and drive or engage in other dangerous behavior, such as driving while fatigued or because they are distracted, they put themselves at risk but also endanger every other driver, pedestrian, motorcycle rider and bicycle rider on the road. In Broward County in 2011 there were 30 pedestrians killed in auto accidents. In the entire state of Florida during the same year, 413 motorcycle riders, 38 motorcycle passengers and 497 pedestrians lost their lives.
Those who are injured in a car accident or those who are killed in a wreck need to understand that they may have a right to obtain compensation for their damages due to unnecessary crime and dangerous drivers. It is helpful to have an experienced Broward county personal injury attorney to explain your rights and represent your legal interests. A Hallandale car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can assist you with your personal injury claim if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. So contact one of our attorneys today for a free and confidential consultation. Call us at 954- 845-0535, at 305-371-6000, or toll free at 877-475-2905. We are also available to discuss your case via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Se Habla espanol.