Miami Shores Car Accident Lawyer
Gerson & Schwartz P.A. founded by Phil Gerson in 1970 and joined by Ed Schwartz in 1981 continues its 43-year commitment to use all legal means to obtain justice for its clients that sustain serious and catastrophic injuries due to the negligent acts of third parties. Over the last four decades, our law firm has been committed to helping victims of car accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck and motor vehicle collisions in Miami Shores and South Florida.
We are an AV rated personal injury law attorneys and over the last four decades representing injured drivers and passengers great success has been achieved. Recognition as a top-notch plaintiff’s based accident attorneys servicing clients in the Miami Shores and throughout other areas of Miami Dade County, has not come without hard work to ensure our civil justice system function as it should where injustice has harmed innocent people. We are proud that every client has always gotten our best possible effort and has been treated with professionalism and respect. We will continue this tradition for all of our client cases.More About Auto Accidents in Miami Shores
Drivers traveling in Miami Shores as well as in other locations in Miami-Dade County are expected to behave in a reasonably safe manner on both local roads and highways in order to try to avoid traffic accidents. Whether the accident involves passenger cars, trucks, pedestrians, motorcyclists or bicycle riders, a Miami Shores car accident lawyer representing injured victims or their loved ones can pursue a claim for monetary compensation for serious injuries caused by dangerous drivers.
Motorists can be held accountable if they fail to behave in a responsible way and injure themselves or others. This includes situations where accidents involve pedestrians and motorcycle riders, who both have a significantly increased chance of dying if they do become involved in a collision. In fact, of the 7,039 pedestrian crashes and 8,621 motorcycle wrecks that happened in 2011 in Florida, 497 pedestrians were killed as well as 413 motorcycle riders and 38 motorcycle passengers.
In the state of Florida, there were 227,998 traffic crashes in 2011. These collisions involved 334,809 drivers and caused 2,400 fatalities and another 181,654 injuries. Our Miami Shores car accident lawyers know both locals and visiting tourists were among those who were injured or killed.More About Miami Shores
Miami Shores is a village with a population of 10,040 people as of the 2005 Census. Located within Miami-Dade Country, Florida, Miami Shores is considered an older suburb of Miami and is near to other cities including Pinewood, Florida, Golden Glades Florida, Miami Beach Florida and Westview Florida. The home of Barry University, Miami Shores is best known as being one of the top residential communities in the area. Unfortunately, the 2011 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics indicate that Miami-Dade County -- where Miami Shores is located-- was also the site of 42,171 motor-vehicle accidents in 2011. If you or a loved one was involved in one of the many accidents in the area, an experienced Miami Shores accident attorney from Gerson & Schwartz can help.
Miami Shores village has a total area of just 3.75 square miles. However, there are an estimated 4,000 single-family homes in the area as well as condominiums and apartments. The founders of the village of Miami Shores had a goal of creating “America’s Mediterranean” and laid out wide streets and inland waterways. Unfortunately, even these wide roads can be dangerous if drivers take unnecessary risks or don’t obey the rules of the road. In fact, 45 of the fatal auto accidents that occurred in Miami-Dade County in 2011 happened in the Miami Shores area.
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Despite the laws allowing injured victims to pursue legal claims, many motorists continue to take risks that lead to serious and fatal motor-vehicle collisions. The 2011 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics reveal that there were 1,766 alcohol-related crashes in the Miami-Dade area over the course of the year. Of the 248 total people who lost their lives in Miami-Dade car wrecks, 58 died in alcohol-related crashes that year. Drivers were also likely to drive while fatigued or while distracted, which are other dangerous behaviors that significantly increase the chances of an accident occurring.
In any situation where you or a loved one was hurt in Miami Shores, an experienced personal injury attorney at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can represent you. Give our Miami Shores car accident attorneys a call today at (305) 371-6000 for a free and confidential case consultation to discuss your legal rights. Or you can contact us online by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Se Habla Español.