Homestead Car Accident Lawyer
We are car accident attorneys and represent clients seriously injured in car accident and motor vehicle collisions in Homestead, Florida. Florida has many homes and neighborhoods that date back to the early 1900s and that are still providing a beautiful living space for people today. Florida also has something for everyone, whether tourists or locals, as there are museums, outdoor activities and plenty of other attractions to enjoy. One area in Florida that was incorporated in 1913 is the city of Homestead.
Homestead is located in South Dade County and has Everglades National Park to the west and Biscayne National Park to the east. The area has both many agricultural spaces and also residential neighborhoods since it is considered a suburb of Miami. Homestead is the second oldest of all of the cities in Miami-Dade County and can be found just north of Key Largo and the entrance to the Florida Keys.
While it gets its name from the construction of the Florida East Coast Railway extension, which passed through an area well-known for homesteading, today many people drive to and from the area to the metropolitan Miami area rather than taking a train or other type of public transportation. Unfortunately, with so many drivers on the roads going to and through Homestead, there is a risk of auto accidents and motor vehicle collisions from occurring. A Homestead car accident lawyer from Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can help if a crash occurs, if you are injured, and if someone else was to blame. Common auto accident cases arise from
- 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
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Miami-Dade County, where Homestead is located, and the Florida Keys, are among the deadliest areas of the state for traffic accidents. In fact, in 2011, there were a total of 42,171 auto accidents in Miami-Dade County, which resulted in the loss of 248 lives. These accidents occurred throughout Miami-Dade County and there were 527 traffic accidents within the city limits of Homestead over the course of 2011.
Homestead is located near to the spot on the road where the U.S. 1 ends its junction with the Homestead extension. This busy driving area is just one place where accidents are common. The season population of 60,512 as of the time of the 2010 census. One place where accidents are expected is Homestead-Miami Speedway, where NASCAR holds it season-ending Chase for the Sprint Cup finale.
However, when innocent motorists are injured on major interstates and on small local roads, experienced legal help is needed. Throughout South Florida, when a traffic accidents occurs, those involved need to understand who is to blame and how to pursue a claim for compensation under Florida law.
Unfortunately, in many cases, one of the drivers in the accident will have done something wrong and thus should take the blame for the resulting losses.
For example, if a driver is drowsy and falling asleep while behind the wheel, that driver is taking an unreasonable risk. If a driver drives drunk, the driver has not only taken a risk but has broken the law. Yet, drunk driving remains a primary threat -- 69 of the car accidents in Homestead in 2011 were believed to have been related to alcohol. Throughout Miami-Dade County, 58 motorists who were killed in traffic collisions were believed to have been involved in an accident where alcohol was a factor.
In situations where you have been hurt or a loved one has been killed as a result of a drunk driver or other negligent motorist, it is important to have a local attorney explain your legal rights. A Homestead car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can schedule a free case evaluation, evaluate your claim and help you to determine the best course of action. Were available toll free at (877) 475-2905, or you can email us at email@example.com